Research: Chest ultrasound findings in hepatopulmonary fusion (HPF)

J Ultrasound

. 2023 Sep 20.

 doi: 10.1007/s40477-023-00828-x. Online ahead of print.

Chest ultrasound findings in hepatopulmonary fusion (HPF)

Rosa Morello 1Danilo Buonsenso 2 3

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Hepatopulmonary fusion (HPF) is an extremely rare condition characterized by a fusion between the herniated liver and lung right parenchyma. Knowledge about this condition comes from the few cases reported in the literature (less than 40 cases). While diagnostic evaluation as X-Ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) were described, poor ultrasound findings are available. In this paper, the authors provide the detailed chest ultrasound findings of this rare condition.

Keywords: Children; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Hepatopulmonary fusion; Ultrasound.

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