Tumor masses and other malignancy problems in children presenting acutely in the emergency room

L. E. Swischuk

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Most often tumor and malignancy-related problems present in an indolent fashion. However, every so often an occult tumor can present as an acute problem. This can happen with the chest (pain, respiratory distress), abdomen (pain, distention), and extremities (pain, swelling, limping, paralysis). Examples of such occurrences are presented in this communication. The objective is to familiarize emergency room physicians and radiologists with these potentially misleading clinical presentations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000



  • Children
  • Emergency
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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