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Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver: a link with sickle cell disease?
  1. N D Heaton,
  2. J Pain,
  3. N C Cowan,
  4. J Salisbury,
  5. E R Howard
  1. Department of Surgery, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London.


    Focal nodular hyperplasia is a benign liver tumour that is rare in children. We report the second case of a child with sickle cell disease presenting with symptomatic focal nodular hyperplasia. The possible pathogenesis of focal nodular hyperplasia and the association with sickle cell disease are discussed.

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