Hepatic cystic lesions are rare; however, their management and treatment is dependent on early recognition and diagnosis.
In this report, the authors discuss a 72-year-old woman who presented to their clinic for treatment of a hepatocystadenoma.
The history, physical examination, and diagnostic modalities lead to surgical intervention despite an unclear diagnosis.
This case illustrates an unusual hepatic lesion in which the diagnosis was not known until the time of laparotomy. However, diagnostic modalities were important in establishing the need for surgical intervention. The authors offer a pertinent review of the literature and discuss current treatment modalities.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Biliary cystadenomas of the liver are rare, cystic neoplasms of the biliary ductal system usually occur in middle aged women. We report a case of synchronous multiple huge biliary mucinous cystadenomas with unique features. This is, according to our knowledge, the first report in the literature about three synchronously occurring hepatobiliary cystadenomas. Cystadenomas have a strong tendency to recur, particularly following incomplete excision, and a potential of malignant transformation. A therapeutic re-evaluation may be necessary when the diagnosis of hepatobiliary cystadenoma is made after the operation and an open liver resection should be considered.
World Journal of Gastroenterology 07/2008; 14(26):4257-9. · 2.37 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Hepatobiliary cystadenomas are rare cystic neoplasms that often occur in middle age women, and spontaneous rupture is extremely rare. The exact etiology of these tumors is unknown. Diagnosis is often delayed, while misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment may result in unfavorable outcome. We report a case of hepatobiliary serous cystadenoma with mesenchymal stroma, initially misdiagnosed as simple hepatic cyst with intracystic hemorrhage. The rapid growth of the giant tumor leads to spontaneous rupture, almost turned into a life-threatening event. After emergency formal liver resection, the patient recovered well without recurrence during the 6-month follow-up period. We also reviewed the literature, proposed possible factors for the tumor's rapid growth, and discuss the current diagnostic and treatment modalities.
Hepatology International 03/2010; 5(1):603-6. DOI:10.1007/s12072-010-9221-3 · 1.78 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Cystic formations within the liver are a frequent finding among populations. Besides the common cystic lesions, like simple liver cysts, rare cystic liver lesions like cystadenocarcinoma should also be considered in the differential diagnosis. Thorough knowledge of each entity's nature and course are key elements to successful treatment. Detailed search in PubMed, Cochrane Database, and international published literature regarding rare cystic liver lesions was carried out. In our research are included not only primary rare lesions like cystadenoma, hydatid cyst, and polycystic liver disease, but also secondary ones like metastasis from gastrointestinal stromal tumors lesions. Up-to date knowledge regarding diagnosis and management of rare cystic liver lesions is provided. A diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm is also proposed. The need for a multidisciplinary approach by a team including radiologists and surgeons familiar with liver cystic entities, diagnostic tools, and treatment modalities is stressed. Patients with cystic liver lesions must be carefully evaluated by a multidisciplinary team, in order to receive the most appropriate treatment, since many cystic liver lesions have a malignant potential and evolution.
World Journal of Gastroenterology 11/2013; 19(43):7603-19. DOI:10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7603 · 2.37 Impact Factor
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