Case contributed by Michael Sargent


Abdominal swelling

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Gaseous colonic distention due to poor preparation, sparing central part of lower abdomen.

I123 MIBG scan 24H

Nuclear medicine

Blood Pool phase of MIBG scan shows intense tracer uptake in the lower abdomen with no evidence of MIBG-avid disease elsewhere.


Large retroperitoneal mass lesion is seen at the prevertebral region displacing the aorta and iliac arteries anteriorly. It shows heterogeneous texture with low signal on T1 and high signal on T2 with avid postcontrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

Neuroblastoma in a 5 year old.

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