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Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver demonstrating peripheral calcification in a 12-year-old boy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18648751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver is a rare benign hepatic tumor that typically presents in the first 2 years of life. Approximately 85% of affected children present before the age of 3 years and less than 5% present after the age of 5 years. Although spontaneous regression has been reported in this benign tumor, most mesenchymal hamartomas gradually increase in size and can reach enormous proportions. We present an atypical case of mesenchymal hamartoma in a 12-year-old boy. The boy's age and presence of calcifications on CT demonstrate a unique presentation of this rare entity.
Authors:
Michael A Steiner; Henry W Giles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-09     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1232-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS 39216, USA. msteine4@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Calcinosis / radiography,  surgery
Child
Diagnosis, Differential
Hamartoma / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Humans
Liver Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Male
Mesoderm / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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