Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 1254–1258

Recurrent hepatoblastoma with localization by PET-CT

  • Maria S. Figarola
  • Samuel A. McQuiston
  • Felicia Wilson
  • Randall Powell
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-005-1568-6

Cite this article as:
Figarola, M.S., McQuiston, S.A., Wilson, F. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2005) 35: 1254. doi:10.1007/s00247-005-1568-6

Abstract

Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary liver tumor in children, accounting for 79% of pediatric liver malignancies in children younger than 15 years, with most cases reported before the age of 5 years. Localization of primary and recurrent disease is necessary for appropriate clinical decision-making and treatment. We present a case of recurrent hepatoblastoma heralded by rising alpha-fetoprotein levels. After unsuccessful localization by conventional CT and MRI, positron emission tomography CT imaging localized the sites of recurrence.

Keywords

Hepatoblastoma PET CT Recurrence 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria S. Figarola
    • 1
  • Samuel A. McQuiston
    • 1
  • Felicia Wilson
    • 2
  • Randall Powell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Hematology-OncologyUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA
  3. 3.Surgery DepartmentUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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