Diffuse liver diseases in neonatal and pediatric liver transplant candidates: a pictorial essay.

Clinical transplantation

PubMedID: 19919607

Caruso S, Mamone G, Marrone G, Milazzo M, Carollo V, Miraglia R, Maruzzelli L, Minervini MI, Spada M, Riva S, Luca A, Gridelli B. Diffuse liver diseases in neonatal and pediatric liver transplant candidates: a pictorial essay. Clin Transplant. 2010;24(4):450-8.
A wide spectrum of common and uncommon diffuse liver diseases affecting neonatal and pediatric liver transplant candidates is presented and analyzed using 16 and 64 multi-detector row helical CT (MDCT) and 1.5 T MRI fast imaging. Correlation of imaging findings and explanted liver or histology is illustrated in representative cases. Associated uncommon congenital anomalies are shown. In conclusion, in pediatric liver transplant candidates, 16-MDCT and 1.5 T fast MRI are useful for diagnosis and staging of liver disease, as well as for the evaluation of associated congenital anomalies.