Hepatoblastoma presenting with focal nodular hyperplasia after treatment of neuroblastoma.
 

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Hepatoblastoma presenting with focal nodular hyperplasia after treatment of neuroblastoma.

J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec;43(12):2297-300

Authors: Gutweiler JR, Yu DC, Kim HB, Kozakewich HP, Marcus KJ, Shamberger RC, Weldon CB

Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a benign, poorly understood hepatic tumor that is rare in children. Although there is no evidence for malignant degeneration, FNH can occur adjacent to a malignancy. Here, the case of a 4-year-old boy with a hepatic mass and history of stage IV neuroblastoma is presented. Initial imaging and core-needle biopsy were consistent with FNH. However, after left lateral segmentectomy, pathologic examination revealed a malignant tumor most consistent with small cell undifferentiated hepatoblastoma as well as 3 foci of FNH in the surrounding parenchyma.

PMID: 19040959 [PubMed - in process]