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Imaging an Abdominal Mass in Children: Concepts and Challenges

  • U. V. Willi
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

The majority of abdominal masses in children are benign and a large number of them are cystic. A cystic mass is almost always benign, especially in the young child. In a vast majority, the cystic mass originates from the urinary tract and is due to some obstructive lesion, especially in a newborn or infant. Solid or heterogenic malignant abdominal masses are often characteristic of the child’s age. The origin of an abdominal mass may be a malformation, a neoplasia, trauma (including an iatrogenic lesion) or an inflammatory or metabolic process.

Keywords

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Germ Cell Tumour Cystic Mass Abdominal Mass Clear Cell Sarcoma 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. V. Willi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RadiologyUniversity Children’s HospitalZürichSwitzerland

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