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Título: Antenatal diagnosis of congenital hepatic hemangioma: a case report
Autor: Cabrita, SV
Gonçalves, S
Rodrigues, H
Guerra, N
Moura, P
Palavras-chave: Hemangioma
Diagnóstico Prenatal
Neoplasias do Fígado
Data: 2009
Citação: Cases J. 2009 Aug 7;2:6829.
Resumo: Hepatic tumors in children account for only 1 to 5% of all pediatric tumors. Hepatic hemangioma is, however, the third most common tumor of the liver in childhood. We report a case of an antenatal diagnosis of a hepatic tumor detected on a first obstetric ultrasound, at 26(th) week of gestation. It revealed a complex, predominantly solid hepatic lesion with 3 x 3 cm and a marked, essentially peripheral, Doppler blood flow. Fetal echocardiography showed a normal heart besides a vena cava displacement by the hepatic mass. Fetal Hepatic hemangioma was suspected. Follow-up ultrasounds were unchanged. Pregnancy evolved well. At 36 weeks of gestation was spontaneously delivered a 3300 g boy whose examination revealed a visible thoracoabdominal circulation and a palpable liver. No skin lesions, namely hemangiomas or petechiae were identified. Postnatal magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of Hepatic hemangioma. Treatment was initiated with prednisolone followed by interferon. After 2 years, there is no active lesion.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.4/1031
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