Intraabdominal pulmonary sequestration presenting with elevated urinary normetanephrine levels

Samuel M. Alaish, Jose Greenspon, Eric D. Strauch, Chen Chih Sun

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Abstract

Carrying a prenatal diagnosis of a left-sided intraabdominal mass, a term female newborn underwent postnatal imaging that confirmed a left suprarenal mass. Urinary normetanephrine levels were elevated. Given a preoperative diagnosis of neuroblastoma, the baby underwent an uneventful resection of the mass en bloc with the left adrenal gland. The pathologic examination returned pulmonary sequestration and a normal adrenal gland. Postoperative urinary catecholamines were normal. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of a newborn with an intraabdominal pulmonary sequestration presenting with elevated urinary catecholamines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e11-e14
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catecholamine
  • Intraabdominal
  • Newborn
  • Normetanephrine
  • Pulmonary sequestration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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