Intraabdominal pulmonary sequestration presenting with elevated urinary normetanephrine levels.
 

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Intraabdominal pulmonary sequestration presenting with elevated urinary normetanephrine levels.

J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Mar;44(3):e11-4

Authors: Alaish SM, Greenspon J, Strauch ED, Sun CC

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.

PMID: 19302837 [PubMed - in process]