Integrated imaging of hepatic tumors in childhood. Part II: Benign lesions (congenital, reparative, and inflammatory)

J. H. Miller, B. S. Greenspan

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Abstract

The authors have encountered benign liver masses as frequently as malignant lesions in children with hepatomegaly. Lesions studied included abscess, cavernous hemangioma/hemangioendothelioma, adenoma of glycogen storage disease, choledochal cysts, focal nodular hyperplasia, cystic hepatoblastoma, and hamartoma. An integrated imaging protocol involving ultrasound, computed tomography, and scintigraphy proved to be more helpful than any one modality in establishing the benign or malignant nature of a hepatic neoplasm and the type of tumor, which is of particular importance when surgical exploration and/or biopsy is contraindicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalRadiology
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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