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A 10-Month-Old Infant with Progressive Abdominal Distension

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  1. Magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomographic scanning can detect hepatic lesions, but detailed anatomy is much better viewed by magnetic resonance imaging, especially if a vascular lesion is under consideration. Ultrasonography may detect a hepatic mass in utero and in the young infant, but does not provide detailed anatomy. Neither magnetic resonance angiography nor nuclear scanning have a role in the diagnostic imaging of hepatic masses.

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