Neuroblastoma in a Patient With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I: Is It Just a Coincidence?


SAĞ E., SEN H. S. , HALİLOGLU G., YALÇIN B., Kutluk T.

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, vol.30, no.8, pp.1075-1078, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0883073814542950
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1078

Abstract

Spinal muscular atrophy is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of anterior horn cells of the spinal cord resulting in hypotonia, skeletal muscle atrophy, and weakness. Herein, we report a 4-month-old male infant who presented to our hospital with an abdominal mass that was diagnosed as neuroblastoma and spinal muscular atrophy type I. We would like to discuss the course and differential diagnosis with an algorithm leading to the diagnosis in this peculiar patient. To our knowledge, coexistence of spinal muscular atrophy type I and neuroblastoma is defined for the first time in the literature.