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Recurrent hepatoblastoma with localization by PET-CT


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.

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Figarola, M.S., McQuiston, S.A., Wilson, F. et al. Recurrent hepatoblastoma with localization by PET-CT. Pediatr Radiol 35, 1254–1258 (2005).

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  • Hepatoblastoma
  • PET
  • CT
  • Recurrence