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Images in paediatrics
Rare tumour presenting in a newborn infant
  1. Richa Ajitsaria,
  2. Esther Quinn,
  3. Ruth Charlotte Mew,
  4. Sarah Bell,
  5. Jide Menakaya
  1. Department of Paediatrics, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richa Ajitsaria, Department of Paediatrics, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3NN, UK; Richa.Ajitsaria{at}

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Within minutes of delivery, a rapidly expanding dusky firm swelling was observed on the palmar aspect of the left ring finger in an otherwise healthy term male infant (figure 1). Antenatal scans were normal and there was no trauma at delivery.

Figure 1

Image taken at 2 h of life.

On examination, no other abnormalities were found. The lesion expanded to a maximum size of …

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  • Contributors All authors have been involved with care of this patient. RA is the lead consultant and has overall responsibility. EQ and RM drafted this manuscript. It was modified by JM and contributed to by all authors. SB performed the literature search and RA obtained consent.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Funding None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.