Pediatric incidentaloma of the liver: how to get oriented
Maria Chiara Rocco, Angelo Colucci, Lucia Nazzaro, Pietro Vajro
Cattedra di Pediatria & Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria UNISA Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria “Scuola Medica Salernitana” Università di Salerno. Baronissi (Sa) - Italia
Ultrasonographic studies originally prescribed with a different indication and extended by chance to the hepatic district may detect unexpected benign/malignant liver lesions also in asymptomatic children (“incidentaloma”). The clinician has to deal with the need to make a specific diagnosis quickly and to evaluate the most advantageous cost-benefit ratio in the use of available diagnostic resources.