CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2019; 07(01): e32-e35
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692192
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Neuroblastoma of the Urinary Bladder in an Infant

1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester Royal Infirmary Infirmary Square Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
,
Quentin Campbell-Hewson
2  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, United Kingdom
,
Hany O. S. Gabra
2  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Publication History

21 December 2018

28 April 2019

Publication Date:
17 June 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

As it originates from neural crest cells, Neuroblastoma (NBL) can arise anywhere along the sympathetic chain. However, its occurrence in the urinary bladder (UB) is extremely rare. We present a case of an incidentally diagnosed pelvic NBL arising from the dome of the UB in a 7-month-old infant. The mass was treated with surgical excision only after being classified as a very low risk group according to the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group staging system. The patient was disease free after 5 years of follow-up. Although rare, we suggest that NBL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of UB masses in children and investigated accordingly.

Note

Dr. Ahmed has Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).