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The finding of a palpable mass in the abdomen of a child requires immediate evaluation. Many of these masses are found by parents or on routine physical exam. The diagnostic consideration is broad and can be caused by organomegaly, congenital anomalies, tumors and infection. The patient’s age, sex, and location of the mass significantly influences the differential diagnosis. Determining the organ or tissue of origin and whether the mass is cystic or solid can significantly narrow the diagnostic possibilities.

abdominal mass in newborns

abdominal mass in children

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Last updated: October 24, 2018


Austin, Mary, et al. "Abdominal Mass." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829152/all/Abdominal_Mass.
Austin M, Hamilton EC, Berman L, Wagner AJ. Abdominal Mass. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829152/all/Abdominal_Mass. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Austin, M., Hamilton, E. C., Berman, L., & Wagner, A. J. (2018). Abdominal Mass. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829152/all/Abdominal_Mass
Austin M, Hamilton EC, Berman L, Wagner AJ. Abdominal Mass [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829152/all/Abdominal_Mass.
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