Portable Peds

Oncology- Abdominal Masses

August 21, 2021

Today we’ll be covering Abdominal Masses, going along with this month’s theme, Oncology. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.


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Today’s Case:


An 18 month old male presents to urgent care with his mother. She is concerned about a head injury because he has two black eyes, and his eyes have been moving abnormally over the past week. No known trauma. Additionally, she feels he may have a “bigger belly than before” and looks thinner. Vital signs show temperature of 101°F, heart rate of 120 bpm, blood pressure of 110/70, and respiratory rate of 20 bpm. On physical exam, you note a protuberant, tender abdomen with a palpable, immobile mass on the right side that extends to the left, along with periorbital bruising on the right, and saccadic eye movements. What is the most likely diagnosis for this child?

  1. Wilms Tumor
  2. Non-accidental trauma
  3. Leukemia
  4. Neuroblastoma
  5. Hepatoblastoma


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