Computed tomography as a supplement to urography in the evaluation of suspected neuroblastoma

M. J. Siegel, S. S. Sagel

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Abstract

Eleven children in whom a retroperitoneal neuroblastoma was suspected on the basis of plain radiographic of urographic findings underwent computed tomography (CT). CT identified and localized a neurogenic tumor in eight patients. Calcifications were demonstrated by CT in six lesions, but by urography in only four. One neuroblastoma detected by CT was not seen on the urogram; in five patients greater extent of the tumor was defined by CT than by conventional radiologic procedures. In three patients CT excluded a neuroblastoma, but diagnosed other disorders (hepatic tumor, pancreatitis, and retrocaval ureter). Our results confirm that CT is a simple and accurate method for diagnosis, delineation of extent, or exclusion of neuroblastoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume142
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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