Hepatic hematoma in a neonate with a high level of alpha-fetoprotein

Simonetta Costa, Maria Pia De Carolis, Immacolata Savarese, Serafina Lacerenza, Costantino Romagnoli

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Hepatic hematomas in neonates are uncommon lesions. When they are large or subcapsular in location, they can rupture with clinical signs of hemoperitoneum. We report a case of subcapsular hepatic hematoma (SHH) associated with a high level of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), for which diagnosis was made with conservative management, following up with the reduction in size at ultrasound examination and the reduction of the level of AFP
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • alpha-fetoprotein
  • hepatic hematoma
  • neonate


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