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Transient hepatic nodular lesions associated with patent ductus venosus in preterm infants.
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PMID:  20848372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report on two cases of low-birth-weight preterm infants with patent ductus venosus associated with hepatic hypoechoic lesions of the fourth segment in an otherwise normal liver. Although tumorlike hepatic lesions have been previously reported in association with portosystemic shunts in children and adults, they were never described in preterm infants during physiological patency of ductus venosus. In our patients, hepatic lesions disappeared shortly after the spontaneous ductus closure. Physiopathologic interactions are discussed regarding altered portal blood supply caused by ductus venosus shunt.
Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz; Simona La Placa; Mario Giuffrè; Giulia Montalbano; Massimiliano Lenzo; Giovanni Corsello
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Unità Complessa di Pediatria e Terapia Intensiva Neonatale, Dipartimento Universitario Materno Infantile, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy.
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