June 1977

A Case of Cerebral Gigantism and Hepatocarcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, (Drs Sugarman and Heuser); the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (Dr Heuser); and the Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine (Dr Reed).

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(6):631-633. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190025004

• A 14-year-old boy, who had the physical and neurological characteristics of cerebral gigantism (Sotos syndrome), developed hepatocarcinoma. This tumor is rare in children and has never, to our knowledge, been recorded in a patient with cerebral gigantism. An autopsy was performed, the first we are aware of in a patient with cerebral gigantism without increased size in ventricles.

(Am J Dis Child 131:631-633, 1977)