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TI-201 Positive, Ga-67 Negative Hepatoblastoma: A Case Report of a 12-Year-Old Boy

BERNARD, ELIZABETH J., F.R.A.C.P.*; NICHOLLS, WAYNE, F.R.A.C.P.; HOWMAN-GILES, ROBERT, M.D., F.R.A.C.P.*; KAN, ALEX, F.R.A.C.P.; STEVENS, MICHAEL, F.R.A.C.P.

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Hepatoblastoma is a primary liver neoplasm in which prompt diagnosis and resection are critical to long-term survival. Nuclear scintigraphy plays an important role in the characterization of hepatic masses. The authors present an unusual case of hepatoblastoma in a 12-year-old boy in whom Ga-67 scintigraphy and serum alpha-fetoprotein were negative. Positive TI-201 scintigraphy pointed toward the true malignant nature of the mass and should be considered in the investigation of hepatic masses in childhood.

From the Departments of Nuclear Medicine, * Medical Oncology, † and Anatomical Pathology, ‡ The New Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

Received for publication April 24, 1997; accepted July 14, 1997.

Reprint requests: Elizabeth J. Bernard, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The New Children's Hospital, P.O Box 3515, Parramatta NSW 2124, Australia.

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