Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and elevated alpha fetoprotein level in an infant with isolated hemihyperplasia

Demir H. A. , VARAN A., AKÇÖREN Z., Haliloglu M., Bueyuepamukcu M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.30, no.10, pp.775-777, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A case of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver in a 43-day-old baby girl with isolated hemihyperplasia and elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein is presented. The child referred to our hospital with bilateral renal masses detected by prenatal and postnatal ultrasonography. A mass lesion was detected in segment 6 of liver and was diagnosed as focal nodular hyperplasia. We present this case to emphasize the presence of focal nodular hyperplasia in a patient with isolated hemihypertrophy and elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein level.