Solitary infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver: MRI findings

Marianne van der Hoef, Felix K. Niggli, Ulrich V. Willi, Thierry A G M Huisman

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Abstract

Infantile hepatic choriocarcinoma is a rare, highly malignant germ-cell tumour believed to result from a choriocarcinoma of the placenta that spreads to the child. Most infants present with a characteristic clinical picture of anaemia, hepatomegaly and precocious puberty. Imaging findings, including conventional MRI, may be non-specific. To improve the accuracy of diagnosis, we present the imaging findings of contrast-enhanced dynamic MRI in a 4.5-month-old boy with infantile hepatic choriocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-823
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child
  • Infantile choriocarcinoma
  • Liver
  • MRI
  • Neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    van der Hoef, M., Niggli, F. K., Willi, U. V., & Huisman, T. A. G. M. (2004). Solitary infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver: MRI findings. Pediatric Radiology, 34(10), 820-823. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-004-1212-x