Focal nodular hyperplasia in identical twins

Ayse L. Mindikoglu, Arie Regev, Joe U. Levi, Javier Casillas, Eugene R. Schiff

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A unique case of a focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) in identical twins is presented. The computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen demonstrated in both twins a mass of identical size in the same segment of their liver. Histopathologic examination of both masses confirmed the diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia. This case report strongly supports the theory of a congenital vascular anomaly playing a major role in the etiology of focal nodular hyperplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1616-1619
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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