Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Irritability. Constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 12 months
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Large lower midline and left flank soft tissue mass in the pelvis and abdomen displacing bowel superiorly and laterally. Well formed faeces within the colon but no evidence of obstruction. No free gas. Lung bases are clear. No bony abnormality noted.

Modality: CT

There is large, lobulated, heterogeneous, mixed density, retroperitoneal mass. It demonstrates heterogeneous enhancement and patchy calcification. The mass exerts evident mass effect on the adjacent structures and displaces vessels. Liver, adrenal glands, and kidneys are normal. 


Modality: Nuclear medicine

The mass identified on previous CT and US demonstrate extensive activity. 

Case Discussion

Biopsy proven retroperitoneal neuroblastoma with classical imaging findings. 

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Case Information

rID: 41472
Case created: 3rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 12th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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