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A Case of Fetal Hepatic Calcificaion with a Good Prognosis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2002;45(3):395-400.
Published online March 15, 2002.
A Case of Fetal Hepatic Calcificaion with a Good Prognosis
Kyong Hee Na, Hyun Jung Lee, Sung Soo Kim, Eun Young Kim, Kyoung Sim Kim, Yong Wook Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Gwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
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나경희, 이현정, 김은영, 임성수, 김경심, 김욕욱
광주기독병원 소아과
Kyong Hee Na, Email: nelson16@hanmail.net
Recently, the increasing use of antenatal high resolutional ultrasonographic studies, and the increasing expertise of sonographers have contributed to the more frequent prenatal detecton of fetal hepatic calcification. Fetal hepatic calcification can arise from peritoneal, ischemic, infectious, neoplastic, and idiopathic causes. There are many reports that the prognosis is good in isolated fetal hepatic calcification without chromosomal aberrations, associated congenital malfomations or other organ abnormalities. We report one case of fetal hepatic calcification diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography at gestational age of 27 weeks, without chromosomal abnormalities or other associated organ abnormalities, showing good prognosis.
Key Words: Hepatic, Calcification, Fetus

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