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Prenatally detected thoracic neuroblastoma

Authors
 Yejin Park  ;  Hyun Jin Lee  ;  Yun Ji Jung  ;  Joon Ho Lee  ;  Ja Young Kwon  ;  Young-Han Kim 
Citation
 Obstetrics & Gynecology Science, Vol.61(2) : 278-281, 2018 
Journal Title
 Obstetrics & Gynecology Science 
ISSN
 2287-8572 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
Fetus ; Mediastinum ; Neoplasms ; Neuroblastoma ; Thorax
Abstract
Neuroblastoma is the most common pediatric extracranial solid tumor derived from primitive neural crest cells of the sympathetic nervous system. Although one-fifths of all neuroblastomas occurs within the thorax, thoracic neuroblastomas detected in fetus have been rarely reported. We report a case of fetal thoracic neuroblastoma with massive pleural effusion detected with prenatal ultrasonography. A 34-year-old Korean second-gravida was referred to our hospital at 30 weeks of gestation for evaluation, after the right lung mass found in the fetus. Approximately 3 cm, well-defined, hyperechoic mass was found in the right thorax with right pleural effusion, with the initial suspicion of teratoma. However, as mass continued to grow with deteriorating pleural effusion and fetal hydrops, the mass was considered malignant after 3 weeks. After a cesarean delivery, an approximately 4 cm mass with peripheral calcification and hemothorax was found on neonatal ultrasonography. Neuroblastoma was diagnosed on excision biopsy.
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DOI
10.5468/ogs.2018.61.2.278
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (산부인과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
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Kwon, Ja Young(권자영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3009-6325
Kim, Young Han(김영한) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0645-6028
Park, Yejin(박예진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0545-7267
Lee, Joon Ho(이준호)
Jung, Yun Ji(정윤지) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6615-6401
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