Congenital acute myelogenous leukemia presenting as palpable renal masses in a neonate

Lavjay Butani, Thomas E. Paulson

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Our report concerns a neonate who was noted to have palpable kidneys soon after birth. Her clinical and radiologic findings were compatible with the diagnosis of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. The patient eventually died of sepsis-related multiorgan failure, and on autopsy, surprisingly, was found to have leukemic infiltrates in the kidney. Healthcare providers need to be aware that congenital acute myelogenous leukemia, although rare, can present in the newborn period with nephromegaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003



  • Abdominal mass
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Congenital
  • Leukemia
  • Nephromegaly
  • Newborn
  • Polycystic kidney disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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