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Hepatoblastoma Evaluated by 18F-Fluoromethyl Choline PET/CT.
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PMID:  23334143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Hepatoblastoma is a rare carcinoma mostly seen in children. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by resection and adjuvant chemotherapy is the optimal treatment. We present the case of an 18-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, and fatigue. MRI showed 3 hepatic lesions with high signal intensity on arterial phase T1-weighted images and slight washout on the late phase, suggestive for hepatocellular carcinoma. Laboratory examinations revealed plasma α-feto-protein of 114,245 μg/L. Subsequent baseline and posttreatment F-fluoromethyl choline PET/CT were performed to possibly evaluate extent of the disease and assess disease response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Authors:
Matthanja Bieze; Thomas M van Gulik; Roelof J Bennink
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e80-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Surgery and †Nuclear Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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