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Keywords:

  • hepatic;
  • cystic;
  • tumor;
  • transplantation;
  • pathological;
  • imaging

Castrillon GA, Sepúlveda E, Yepez NL, Hoyos S, Osorio G. Hepatic transplantation in a child with giant multicystic tumor: Pathological and imaging findings. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:e58–e61. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Abstract:  A 30-month-old male white child presented with 13 months of increasing abdominal girth. The MRI and MDCT showed a giant heterogeneous and predominantly cystic mass with thick and nodular septation, measuring approximately 18 × 15 × 20 cm, which occupied almost the whole liver. A histological diagnosis was not possible, which necessitated transplantation. One yr after transplantation the course has been satisfactory without recurrence and with normal hepatic function and negative tumor markers.