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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301719
  • Images in paediatrics

Benign mesenchymoma presenting as a paraspinal mass

  1. Ruchika Gupta1
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Orthopedics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruchika Gupta, Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Raja Ram Marg, Geeta Colony, Shahdara, New Delhi – 110031, India; ruchika257{at}yahoo.com
  1. Contributors SJ and RG were involved in reporting the histopathology, reviewing the literature and writing the article. AA was the treating consultant and reviewed the manuscript. KB made the radiological diagnosis and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Accepted 6 March 2012
  • Published Online First 25 April 2012

A 4-year-old girl was brought to clinical attention with a complaint of swelling in lower back, which gradually enlarged. Physical examination revealed a firm globular mass in the right paraspinal region at L1 to L4 level (figure 1A). Digital radiograph showed a circumscribed mass …

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