Imaging an Abdominal Mass in Children: Concepts and Challenges
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.
KeywordsSoft Tissue Sarcoma Germ Cell Tumour Cystic Mass Abdominal Mass Clear Cell Sarcoma
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