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Pediatric Radiology

, 39:62 | Cite as

Torsed pedunculated hepatic hamartoma

  • Ignacio Vázquez-LimaEmail author
  • José L. Vázquez
  • Marta Gallego
  • Rebeca Fernández
  • Pilar Fernández
Case Report

Abstract

We report a 9-year-old boy with a 6-h history of acute abdominal pain due to torsion of a pedunculated hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma. The lesion was seen, on US and CT, to connect to the liver through a pedicle. Mesenchymal hepatic hamartomas are unusual tumours that may be pedunculated, and this is a unique case complicated by torsion. The radiological and pathological findings, differential diagnosis, and clinical course are discussed.

Keywords

Mesenchymal liver hamartoma Pedunculated Torsion Abdominal pain 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignacio Vázquez-Lima
    • 1
    Email author
  • José L. Vázquez
    • 1
  • Marta Gallego
    • 1
  • Rebeca Fernández
    • 2
  • Pilar Fernández
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.Department of PathologyComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoVigoSpain
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric SurgeryComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de VigoVigoSpain

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