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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jul;30(7):483-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000166.

Omental liposarcoma presenting as chronic constipation.

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  • 1From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; and ‚ĆDivision of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.


Constipation is a common cause of pediatric abdominal pain seen in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). We present the case of an 11-year-old boy with a 4-month history of chronic constipation and abdominal pain who presented to the children's ED. He was found to have a large abdominal mass that was determined to be a myxoid liposarcoma. An extensive review of the medical literature did not reveal any previous cases of this type of tumor presenting to the ED as chronic constipation.

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