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Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver in a 5-year-old girl.
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PMID:  21093832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver is a benign tumor that usually affects young women. Traditionally, its treatment in children has been conservative. As a result of its rarity in childhood, its differential diagnosis with other liver tumors is challenging. We present the case of a 5-year-old girl with a 1-week history of fever and abdominal pain. No definite diagnosis could be obtained after serial imaging and liver biopsy. As a result of uncertainty in the imaging and needle biopsy results, the patient underwent complete tumor resection. Pathology showed focal nodular hyperplasia that affected the right lobe of the liver. After surgery, the child was doing well at 24 months of follow-up.
Wei-Hsin Chen; Cheng-Ming Peng; Chia-Man Chou; Hou-Chuan Chen; Yee-Jee Jan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
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