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Neuroblastoma Presenting as a Paravertebral Mass and Painful Scoliosis in a 21-year-old Woman

HAHER, THOMAS R., MD*; ABOUZEID, JOSEPH M., MD*; RONDON, DAVID, MD*; THELMO, WILLIAM, MD

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Idiopathic scoliosis is a disease of unknown etiology. It presents in growing children, progresses slowly with time, and is painless. Any variation from the usual presentation warrants investigation. Extra dural pressure, tethering of the cord, tumors, and progressive neurologic lesions must be excluded as causative factors.

*From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

†From the Department of Pathology, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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