Neuroblastoma with primary pleural involvement: an unusual presentation.
Summary of "Neuroblastoma with primary pleural involvement: an unusual presentation."
Neuroblastomas are the most common neoplasms in infants. We report a 10-month-old who was diagnosed with thoracic neuroblastoma, with imaging showing unusual primary extension into the pleura, which might have an adverse staging and prognostic significance.
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Pediatric radiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21079944
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00247-010-1884-3
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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