Retroperitoneal hemangioma of infancy

J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):e41-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.10.088.


A premature infant presented with an incidental finding of a mass in the retroperitoneum adjacent to the adrenal gland seen on a renal ultrasound study. A clinical diagnosis of neuroblastoma was made based on imaging and laboratory studies; however, upon resection, histological examination revealed a cellular capillary hemangioma of infancy. Hemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic retroperitoneal mass lesions in infants.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Male
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Ultrasonography