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Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia

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TORRES-CEPEDA, Duly; RONDON-TAPIA, Martha  and  REYNA-VILLASMIL, Eduardo. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal adrenal cysticneuroblastoma. Rev. peru. ginecol. obstet. [online]. 2022, vol.68, n.4, 00009.  Epub Nov 30, 2022. ISSN 2304-5132.

Neuroblastoma is an embryonal tumor arising from neuroblasts (pluripotent sympathetic cells) and is the most common malignant solid lesion in childhood. These tumors can arise anywhere in the fetal sympathetic nervous system, but the adrenal gland is affected in 90% of cases during the prenatal period. Cystic neuroblastomas comprise about 50% of all cases diagnosed in fetuses and their frequency is even higher in the postnatal period. Ultrasonography can be used to determine the size, location, and sonographic features of the tumor. Fetal MRI can be useful for staging and evaluation of metastases. Management of pregnancy is expectant and termination of pregnancy is rarely indicated. A case of prenatal diagnosis of fetal adrenal cystic neuroblastoma is presented.

Keywords : Neuroblastoma; cystic; Adrenal glands; Prenatal diagnosis.

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