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Peliosis hepatis causing inferior vena cava compression in a 3-year-old child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15448948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peliosis hepatis is a rare benign condition characterized by oval or irregular, multiple blood-filled spaces within the liver parenchyma. It is most commonly seen in adults and may be idiopathic, but has various associations including malignancy, infection and drugs. The imaging findings are often non-specific and the condition may be mistaken for multiple abscesses, metastases or vascular malformations. Peliosis hepatis is an especially rare condition in children and to our knowledge only six cases have been described in the literature. Our case describes and illustrates peliosis in a 3-year-old girl and is the first described in any age group to cause complete IVC obstruction. The patient subsequently made a full recovery.
Melanie P Hiorns; Umberto G Rossi; Derek J Roebuck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-17     Completed Date:  2005-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Children's NHS Trust, London, WC1N 3JH, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
Peliosis Hepatis / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*

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