Prenatal diagnosis of a liver mass by Tru-Cut® biopsy

Emma Jacquier, Ilaria Ruggiano, Dominique A Badr, Mieke M Cannie, Andrew Carlin, Jacques C Jani

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A 32 year old, gravida 2 para 1 at 33 week's gestation, was referred for a third opinion regarding a large fetal liver mass. The couple sought approval for a termination of pregnancy, following a differential diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. A specialised ultrasound (US) and fetal magnetic resonance imaging (f-MRI) were repeated in our unit and the results were consistent with a diagnosis of haemangioma. A Tru-Cut® (Meritmedical, Utah, USA) liver biopsy was performed confirming a benign haemangioma and the couple opted to continue with the pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number4
Early online date6 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

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  • prenatal diagnosis
  • liver mass
  • Tru-Cut® biopsy
  • Pregnancy
  • hepatoblastoma
  • US
  • f-MRI
  • haemangioma


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