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Journal of Radiological Review 2021 September;8(3):245-8

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.21.00113-7

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute respiratory distress: the onset of three cancers in pediatric age at the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Rosanna MAMONE 1, Rocco MINELLI 2 , Maria G. GIAGNORIO 2, Sonia TAMASI 1, Eugenio ROSSI 3, Francesco ESPOSITO 1, Anna M. GIUGLIANO 1, Gioconda ARGENZIANO 1, Donatella IRACE 4, Roberta GALATOLA 5, Massimo ZECCOLINI 1

1 Unit of General Radiology, A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausilipon, Naples, Italy; 2 Department of Life and Health “V. Tiberio,” University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; 3 Unit of Radiology and Ultrasound, A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausilipon, Naples, Italy; 4 Pediatric Section, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, Italy; 5 Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, Italy



We described the radiographic and tomographic pulmonary picture of three children came to the emergency room of the “Santobono-Pausilipon” Pediatric Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic with acute respiratory distress, the first clinical manifestation of three unrecognized and already advanced stage cancers: renal cell carcinoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


KEY WORDS: Respiratory distress syndrome; COVID-19; Neoplasm metastasis; Positron emission tomography computed tomography

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