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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 932583, 3 pages
Case Report

Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Mesenchymal Hamartoma of Liver: A Case Report

1Department of OBG, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576104, India
3Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576104, India

Received 1 June 2011; Accepted 27 June 2011

Academic Editors: H.-C. Lai and E. C. Nwosu

Copyright © 2011 Sreelakshmi Kodandapani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma is a rare benign tumor. We present an unusual case of a fetal abdominal cyst, later diagnosed histopathologically to be mesenchymal hamartoma of liver. The organ of origin was indeterminate on both prenatal and postnatal ultrasounds. As there are no specific sonological findings, whenever a large multicystic fetal abdominal cyst is seen, mesenchymal hamartoma should be considered as a possibility.