Neuroblastoma (peds)

Background

  • Arises from primitive ganglion cells of sympathetic nervous system
  • Most common neoplasm in 1st yr of life
  • May arise anywhere along sympathetic nervous system
    • Adrenal gland (40%)
    • Abdomen (25%)
    • Chest (15%)

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • CT or MRI
  • CXR
  • Biopsy for definitive diagnosis

Management

  • Admission for tumor biopsy

See Also

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