Pancreatoblastoma Mimicking Liver Abscess: A Case Report

Authors

  • Z Syed Department of Radiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jarkhand
  • S Chakravarthy Department of Radiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jarkhand
  • M Singh Department of Radiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jarkhand
  • R Narayan Department of Pathology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jarkhand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v1i1.6321

Keywords:

Alpha-fetoprotein, Hepatoblastoma, Pancreatoblastoma, CK=Cytokeratin, EMA=Epithelial membrane antigen

Abstract

Pancreatoblastoma is an extremely rare pancreatic tumour most commonly encountered in infants and young children. This is a case of childhood pancreatoblastoma being reported to emphasize the dilemma of clinical and radiological features in diagnosing this rare tumour. A 3-year-old boy complained of distension of the abdomen with mild jaundice. Initially, physical and radiological investigations were in favour of liver abscess. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen was interpreted as liver mass. Serological investigations and immunohistochemistry for malignancy were helpful in suspecting Pancreatoblastoma. Pancreatoblastoma can mimic a liver mass (caudate lobe) on imaging as is shown in this case report.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njr.v1i1.6321

Nepalese Journal of Radiology Vol.1(1): 33-36

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Published

2012-06-16

How to Cite

Syed, Z., Chakravarthy, S., Singh, M., & Narayan, R. (2012). Pancreatoblastoma Mimicking Liver Abscess: A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 1(1), 33–36. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v1i1.6321

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Case Reports