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Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver: an unusual association with diabetes mellitus in a child and review of literature

Author(s): Farruggia Piero | Alaggio Rita | Cardella Francesca | Tropia Serena | Trizzino Antonino | Ferrara Francesca | D'Angelo Paolo

Journal: The Italian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 1720-8424

Volume: 36;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Abstract Hepatic hemangioma, adenoma and focal nodular hyperplasia are the most frequent benign lesions of the liver, but they are all infrequent among pediatric population. The reports of focal nodular hyperplasia in children have recently increased in number, with many cases associated to drug intake, particularly to chemotherapy. We here describe, to our knowledge, the first case of focal nodular hyperplasia in association with diabetes mellitus in childhood.
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