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.