Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 51–54 | Cite as

Unusual CNS presentation of neuroblastoma

  • J. C. Egelhoff
  • C. Zalles


Neuroblastoma is a common tumor of childhood, usually occurring in children under 4 years of age [1]. We report a case of a 10-year old child who initially presented with a large calvarial mass representing a solitary site of metastasis from an occult adrenal neuroblastoma. The “sunburst” pattern of the calvarial metastasis noted in this case is rarely seen with neuroblastoma. The age of our patient, solitary focus of metastasis at presentation, and imaging appearance of the tumor are very uncommon findings of neuroblastoma.


Public Health Neuroblastoma Common Tumor Imaging Appearance Uncommon Finding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Egelhoff
    • 1
  • C. Zalles
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren's Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyChildren's Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA

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