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- by acenab4jc Apr 20, '10had a little one, less than a week old and diagnosed with leukemia - anyone ever see this?
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- Apr 20, '10 by janfrnNot leukemia specificlly, but I've seen a few neonates or very young infants with malignancies such as neuroblastoma, cardiac myxoma, Willms tumor and histiocytosis. Depending on the type of malignancy the prognosis varies; the younger a child is at diagnosis with neuroblastome, for example, the higher the odds of a good outcome, while with histiocytosis it's the exact opposite. It's definitely an unfortunate way to start out life though.
- Apr 20, '10 by littleneoRNIn my short-ish experience, I've seen one case of neonatal leukemia and several cases of myeloproliferative disorder in newborns with Trisomy 21. (Not exactly leukemia, but related.)
- Apr 21, '10 by asdjkli have seen neonatal leukemia. the infant died within hours.
- Apr 21, '10 by dawnebethPoor baby. I haven't seen congenital leukemia, but I have seen several babies born with large tumors (two of them were the tumors always on the neck and lower face.) Both babies had the tumors removed from their throat/neck areas and went on to have months of chemo, in our unit.
- Apr 21, '10 by janfrndawnbethe, are you talking about cystic hygroma? I've seen a few of those too. One little girl had a huge one on the left side of her face and neck that wasn't completely resectable and it kept coming back. She was trach-dependent because of it. But she never let it stop her!
- Apr 21, '10 by dawnebethdawnbethe, are you talking about cystic hygroma? I've seen a few of those too. One little girl had a huge one on the left side of her face and neck that wasn't completely resectable and it kept coming back. She was trach-dependent because of it. But she never let it stop her!
Jan--that's probably the one. I can NEVER remember the medical terms for things. lol. One of those former babies is now a teenager. She has a really deformed jaw and mouth, but we see her almost every year either at the annual reunion picnic or when she visits after being in cranial-facial clinic.
- Apr 22, '10 by acenab4jcThanks for the info. it is a sad beginning to life.
- May 2, '10 by twinkletoes53Quote from acenab4jcYes, unfortunately we have had a few infants who have been diagnosed with leukemia at birth. Usually it is AML. They are extremely ill and unstable, anwe we place them on strict isolation. If they stabilize to the point that chemotherapy can be started, we have certified Oncology nurses come to the NICU to administer it. It is heart breaking, because sometimes these infants survive for a few weeks, but overall, we have found their prognosis to be very poor.had a little one, less than a week old and diagnosed with leukemia - anyone ever see this?
- May 2, '10 by NICU_babyRNI've seen a few cases of neuroblastoma and some other tumors in our unit. I have not seen neo leukemia but we've seen some other blood disorders that are quite rare.