Pediatric Emergency Care

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Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000166
Illustrative Cases

Omental Liposarcoma Presenting as Chronic Constipation

Hightower, Jimmy L. Jr MPAS, PA-C, DSc*; Dire, Daniel J. MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAAEM

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Abstract: Constipation is a common cause of pediatric abdominal pain seen in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). We present the case of an 11-year-old boy with a 4-month history of chronic constipation and abdominal pain who presented to the children’s ED. He was found to have a large abdominal mass that was determined to be a myxoid liposarcoma. An extensive review of the medical literature did not reveal any previous cases of this type of tumor presenting to the ED as chronic constipation.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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