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.
From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; and †Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Daniel J. Dire, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAAEM, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, MSC 7802, San Antonio, TX 78229 (e-mail: email@example.com).