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Large calcified intra-abdominal mass in a newborn
  1. N Simmons1,
  2. N J Shaw1,
  3. G Mann2,
  4. C P H Ibrahim1
  1. 1
    Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Radiology, Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust, Adler Hey, Liverpool, UK
  1. Professor N J Shaw, Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool UK L8 7SS, UK; Ben.Shaw{at}

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A 33-week infant was born to a gravida eight mother with a poor obstetric history. A late second trimester scan had shown a large intra-abdominal cyst in the fetus and polyhydramnios. The mother went into spontaneous labour at 33 weeks and a male baby was delivered by caesarean section. Soon after birth the infant was noted to have abdominal distension and bilious aspirates. A radiograph …

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