Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-

Congenital cervical mass in a neonate with secondary scalp swelling


Arti Khatri1, Nidhi Mahajan1, Chabbi Ranu Gupta2, Ekta Narang3,  
1 Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India

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Dr. Nidhi Mahajan
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How to cite this article:
Khatri A, Mahajan N, Gupta CR, Narang E. Congenital cervical mass in a neonate with secondary scalp swelling.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:187-187


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Khatri A, Mahajan N, Gupta CR, Narang E. Congenital cervical mass in a neonate with secondary scalp swelling. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];25:187-187
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A rare entity, congenital cervical neuroblastoma (NB) in a 3–week-old male neonate presenting as a large neck mass is discussed [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography [Figure 1]c, fine-needle aspiration cytology, and tissue biopsy lead to a definitive diagnosis [Figure 2]. The patient received two cycles of chemotherapy (adriamycin and cyclophosphamide), however succumbed to death due to sepsis. Congenital NB has a good prognosis and may show spontaneous regression despite metastasis.[1],[2] The indexed case is unique in highlighting the rare site, metastasis at presentation, and associated poor outcome. Prenatal diagnosis of these entities ensures timely management and improved survival.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}

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