Recent Pediatric Cases


A 5-year-old boy with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with abdominal distention and pain. A laboratory evaluation showed elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, 447 U/L] and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP, 6690 ng/mL].

Pediatric skull fracture without mechanism

An 11-month-old female presented with a soft swelling on the right, posterior-parietal region of her head that was noticed 2 days prior. There was no reported history of trauma, fever, vomiting, fatigue, bleeding/bruising, or any associated symptoms. Physical exam revealed a well-appearing and nourished child. The head appeared atraumatic and normocephalic with a 4 × 5 cm soft, fluctuant area over the parietal region.

Traumatic cervical spine distraction injury

A 3-year-old boy presented as a Level 1 trauma patient after a high-speed, rollover motor vehicle accident in which he was an unrestrained passenger. He received cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 15 minutes in the field for pulseless electrical activity and was brought to our institution in critical condition.

Endobronchial carcinoid

A 16-year-old female presented with a 6 month history of intermittent dry cough. For the 2 weeks prior to hospitalization, the patient had tactile fevers, right-sided chest pain, increased wheezing, and fatigue.


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