List the cystic lesions involving the abdominopelvic region in childhood Describe the imaging findings of these lesions Discuss the radiologic differentiation diagnoses for these lesions
Here we describe the characteristic imaging findings of various pediatric abdominal cystic masses arising from the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, kidney, bowel, mesentery, pelvic cavity and miscellaneous tissue.
Findings and procedure details:
1.Hepatopancreaticobiliary System Hepatic Mesenchymal Hamartoma (HMH) Fig:1 HMH is a benign hamartomatous developmental malformation in the liver with unknown etiology. On ultrasound (US), usually, well-defined complex cystic mass containing both varying sizes cystic and solid components are show[...]
Knowledge of radiological features of various abdominopelvic cystic lesions may be helpful for differential diagnosis.
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