A Child with an Abdominal Mas
Pallor may be secondary to anemia caused by malignant infiltration of the bone marrow by cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, or neurblastoma. Hematuria (often microscopic), but not dysuria, may suggest a malignant process affecting the renal system, such as a Wilms tumor. Anxiety, especially around strangers, is a normal developmental finding at this age. Regurgitation is a common, nonspecific symptom in infants. Diarrhea is not typically seen with most malignancies. On the contrary, gastrointestinal obstruction with secondary constipation from a mass effect may be a presenting symptom of a malignant lesion.
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