Neonatal intrathoracic neuroblastoma: unusual presentation with haemothorax

Joana Jardim, Gustavo Rocha, Susana Pissarra, Maria Bom Sucesso, Conceição Souto-Moura, Hercília Guimarães


Thoracic neuroblastomas are rare in the neonatal period. They may be asymptomatic or cause respiratory distress. Congenital haemothorax present at birth, as the result of intravascular disseminated coagulopathy, is an uncommon initial presentation of intrathoracic neuroblastomas.


intrathoracic neuroblastoma; haemothorax; newborn; disseminated intravascular coagulation

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