Hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia in children previously treated for a solid tumor. Incidence, risk factors, and outcome.

@article{Bouyn2003HepaticFN,
  title={Hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia in children previously treated for a solid tumor. Incidence, risk factors, and outcome.},
  author={Celine Icher-De Bouyn and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lecl{\`e}re and Graziella Raimondo and Hubert Ducou le Pointe and D. Valteau Couanet and Dominique Valteau-Couanet and Olivier Hartmann},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 12},
  pages={3107-13}
}
BACKGROUND The detection of hepatic nodules, particularly in patients treated for a previous malignancy, raises a diagnostic dilemma. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) of the liver is an uncommon, benign tumor in children and must be differentiated from malignant hepatic lesions. The etiology of FNH is obscure, and its pathogenesis is poorly understood. FNH may be a reaction to localized vascular abnormalities and circulatory disturbances. The goal of the current study was to identify risk… CONTINUE READING
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