Mushroom poisoning in children: Liver MDCT findings in three cases

Cakir B., Kirbas I., ÇEVİK B., Teksam M., Coskun M.

Pediatric Radiology, vol.37, no.9, pp.908-911, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-007-0493-2
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.908-911
  • Keywords: liver, hepatic failure, mushroom poisoning, CT, children, FULMINANT HEPATIC-FAILURE, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, CT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Wild mushroom poisoning occurs quite frequently in Turkey, usually during late summer and autumn when climatic conditions favour fungal growth. We report the MDCT findings of the liver in three children after mushroom poisoning. In all three patients, precontrast MDCT findings showed diffuse reduction of hepatic attenuation compared with the spleen. Contrast-enhanced MDCT images showed homogeneous contrast enhancement of the liver. All three patients recovered after medical treatment. A follow-up precontrast MDCT examination was performed in one patient in whom the density of the liver parenchyma had returned to normal. © Springer-Verlag 2007.