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Cystic mesenchymal hamartoma arising in intrathoracic heterotopic liver: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23164032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intrathoracic heterotopic liver tissue is an exceedingly rare clinical entity. In most patients, it is associated with other congenital defects, including cardiac anomalies, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, pectus excavatum, and intralobar pulmonary sequestration. Although heterotopic liver could potentially lead to the same benign liver diseases that can affect the mother liver, the association of heterotopic liver tissue with tumors in childhood is extremely rare. We describe a unique case of cystic mesenchymal hamartoma arising from an intrathoracic heterotopic liver that was found incidentally during a diaphragmatic eventration repair. Association of ectopic liver tissue with mesenchymal hamartoma has not previously been reported in the literature.
Authors:
Dimitris Antoniou; Michael Soutis; Ourania Karentzou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e49-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece. Electronic address: dimitri.antoniou@hotmail.com.
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