Prenatal diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver

B. M. Petrikovsky, H. L. Cohen, P. Scimeca, E. Bellucci

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A case of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver presenting in a 36-week-old fetus is reported. The tumour appeared on antenatal ultrasound as a 4.0 cm x 3.0 cm x 2.7 cm hypoechoic mass at the periphery of the right lobe of the liver. Colour Doppler imaging showed it to have prominent vascularity. Postnatally, sonography confirmed the presence of a vascular mass within the liver. The tumour was removed at laparotomy and was diagnosed as an area of focal nodular hyperplasia on histopathological examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal ultrasound screening
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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