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A 12-year-old farmer’s boy presented with 4 weeks of left flank pain. On examination, a palpable mass below the right costal margin was noted. Investigations, including full blood count, C-reactive protein, and kidney and liver tests, were normal, except for mild eosinophilia (0.53×109/L). Immunological work-up was normal including immunoglobulins, lymphocyte subsets and serology for HIV. Ultrasonography and abdominal CT revealed an extensive lesion originating from segment V/VI to segment VIII with encasement and stenosis of the portal vein (figure 1). The boy reported contact with animals on the family’s farm, such as dogs …
Contributors Conception or design of the work: IM, NR. Data collection: IM, NR, VV. Data analysis and interpretation: IM, NR, BW, VV. Drafting the article: IM, NR. Final approval of the version to be published: IM, BW, VV, NR.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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