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Radiological Case of the Month

V. K. Rehan, MD; H. Greenberg, MD; Carlos Fajardo, MD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(12):1389-1390. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170250095016.
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A 3-KG female infant was delivered by cesarean section after an ultrasound scan at 38 weeks' gestation had shown a hepatic mass. Apgar scores were 4 and 7 at 1 and 5 minutes, respectively. She was immediately in respiratory distress and mild cardiac failure and required assisted ventilation, diuretics, and digitalis. Her initial complete blood count was hemoglobin, 111 g/L, white blood cell count, 9 × 109/L; platelets, 66 × 109/L; prothrombin time, 19 seconds (normal, 10.9 seconds); and partial thromboplastin time, 61 seconds. Abdominal examination revealed a liver palpable 6 cm below the costal margin. The examiner did not detect a bruit over the liver. The pulse was irregular, the precordium was hyperdynamic, and there was a grade 3/6 systolic murmur and a diastolic rumble heard over the cardiac apex. An electrocardiogram showed atrial flutter with a varying degree of heart block. Cardioversion was undertaken


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