A 10-Month-Old Infant with Progressive Abdominal Distension
Elevated serum a-fetoprotein level. Laboratory parameters are usually nondiagnostic in mesenchymal hamartoma.
a-Fetoprotein and liver enzymes may be normal or slightly increased. Elevation of tumor markers, including serum ßhuman chorionic gonadotropin, is not associated with mesenchymal hamartoma, which is typically a benign tumor. Mesenchymal hamartoma does not affect the hematopoietic system.
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