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Default infant with a retroperitoneal mass

An infant is born at term to a 25-year-old woman. On newborn physical examination, the infant is found to have an
enlarged abdomen, but there are no other abnormal findings except for slightly elevated blood pressure. An abdominal
ultrasound scan shows a right retroperitoneal mass in the adrenal gland. Which of the following laboratory findings is most
likely to be reported in this neonate?
□ (A) Increased urinary homovanillic acid (HVA) level
□ (B) Decreased serum calcium level
□ (C) Increased urinary free catecholamine level
□ (D) Increased serum corticotropin level
□ (E) Increased serum growth hormone level
□ (F) Increased serum prolactin level
□ (G) Increased serum cortisol level
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Ans : A ......... Neuroblastoma ......
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(A) Increased urinary homovanillic acid (HVA) level
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yes u are so right its neuroblastoma with HVA increased level in urine
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