Two cases of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting with persistent jaundice

  • E. Ruffini | eruffini@libero.it Pediatrics and Neonatology Division, Maternal and Infant Department, Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
  • L. De Petris Pediatrics and Neonatology Division, Maternal and Infant Department, Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
  • P. Paoletti Radiology Division, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
  • G. Mambelli Radiology Division, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
  • A. Carlucci Pediatrics and Neonatology Division, Maternal and Infant Department, Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

Abstract

The adrenal hemorrhage is a relatively rare event in newborns but must be considered in the presence of a persistent unexplained jaundice, especially in presence of predisposing factors. Serial ultrasonography is the modality of choice for initial diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage. We report two cases of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting with persistent jaundice. The causes of the neonatal adrenal hemorrhages were a difficult vaginal delivery in macrosomic infant and a neonatal infection.

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2013-12-31
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Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage, persistent jaundice, cystic neuroblastoma, ultrasonography
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Ruffini, E., De Petris, L., Paoletti, P., Mambelli, G., & Carlucci, A. (2013). Two cases of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting with persistent jaundice. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 35(6). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2013.26

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