Watery diarrhoea and elevated vasoactive intestinal polypeptide associated with a massive neurofibroma in early childhood

Carson, D. J.; Glasgow, J. F. T.; Ardill, Joy
January 1980
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1980, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p69
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 3-year old girl with a history of brown water motions daily. During the initial studies, it was found out that serum sodium, potassium and electrophoresis were normal. At thoracotomy, a large firm homogeneous mass was found intimately surrounding the trachea and great vessels in the posterior mediastinum. A single wedge biopsy taken from the right upper portion of the massive tumor showed to be a neurofibroma.


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