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date: 06 August 2021

Abdominal mass 48

History 48

Examination 50

Genetic cancer syndromes 50

Investigations 52

Diagnosis 55

Summary 56

The presence of a palpable mass in the abdomen of a child is a serious finding because of the possibility of malignant disease. Even benign conditions can be a cause of concern and warrant prompt evaluation. Careful initial assessment, including a full history, examination, and limited investigations can provide sufficient evidence to determine the diagnosis, and enable swift referral to the appropriate specialist....

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