IOTW: Infant with Anterior Chest Mass

Posted on: September 17, 2018, by :

This full term newborn presented with an anterior wall chest mass that had been present for 6  days. The baby was well appearing and had no fever. The US is below. MRI confirmed 3 x 4 x 2 cm abscess with possible extension into the anterior mediastinum. The abscess was drained by ENT with no complications. Despite the extent of infection, the infant was afebrile and well appearing. Newborns are tricky!

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Joanna Cohen

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending/Director of Pediatric Ultrasound at Children's National Health System
Joanna is originally from NY where she attended medical school at Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins and made her way south to DC for PEM and ultrasound fellowships. She has remained in DC, making her home in Capitol Hill since 2005. She stays busy mostly attending youth soccer games with her three kids and running.
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