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    ISSN: 1432-2323
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Type of Medium: Electronic Resource
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    ISSN: 1432-1998
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Background. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is an unusual hepatic tumour in children and should be distinguished from other hepatic lesions. Objective. To describe the imaging characteristics of FNH in children. Materials and methods. We examined five patients (three boys and two girls, mean age 9.4 years) with pathologically confirmed FNH. The diagnosis was obtained by tumour resection (n = 4) and percutaneous needle biopsy (n = 1). One patient with multiple FNHs showed recurrent lesions after tumour resection. All patients were studied with US (including colour and power Doppler US [n = 3]) and CT. Dynamic enhanced CT scans were available in three patients. MRI (n = 2) or coeliac angiography (n = 1) was performed in three patients. Results. Seven of eight FNH lesions in five patients were demonstrated by imaging. The average size of the lesions was 6.5 cm. Six lesions detected on US showed variable echogenicity with a central hyperechoic scar (n = 2). On Doppler examination, central or peripheral hypervascular areas were seen (n = 3). Six lesions detected on contrast-enhanced CT showed high attenuation (n = 4) or iso-attenuation (n = 2). On early phase scans, all the lesions (n = 3) showed high attenuation. Irregular linear or ovoid central scars were detected in two patients on CT. MR demonstrated three lesions in two patients, one of which had not been detected by US or CT. A central low signal intensity scar (n = 1) was seen on T2-weighted MRI. Coeliac angiography performed in one patient showed a hypervascular mass with homogeneous staining. Conclusion. FNH in children shows a wide spectrum of imaging findings on various radiological examinations and the typical central scar was not always seen on imaging studies. Dynamic enhanced CT obtained in the early phase and colour Doppler studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of FNH by allowing characterisation of tumour vascularity. FNH should be included in the differential diagnosis of liver mass in children.
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