The role of liver transplantation for hepatic adenomatosis in the pediatric population: Case report and review of the literature

J. R. Wellen, C. D. Anderson, M. Doyle, S. Shenoy, M. Nadler, Y. Turmelle, R. Shepherd, W. C. Chapman, J. A. Lowell

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Abstract

Hepatic adenomas are benign lesions often found in young women during childbearing age. These tumors are often solitary but can also be multiple in which case this is referred to as hepatic adenomatosis (HA). HA is defined as having greater than or equal to ten adenomas within an otherwise normal liver. We present a case of a teenager with HA who underwent an orthotopic liver transplant for complications of her HA. To date there are only four reports of teenagers, without an underlying glycogen storage disease, who have undergone a liver transplant for HA. Liver transplantation within the pediatric population is an acceptable treatment for HA that are deemed unresectable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E16-E19
JournalPediatric transplantation
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Hepatic adenomatosis
  • Liver transplant
  • Pediatric

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