Hepatobiliary Cystadenoma: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

ArticleinCurrent Surgery 63(4):285-9 · July 2006with6 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.cursur.2006.03.001 · Source: PubMed
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.
    • "Hepatobiliary cystadenomas are rare, benign cystic lesions which usually arise in the liver (80–85%) in the extrahepatic bile ducts and rarely in the gallbladder [3, 4]. Approximately 85–95% of the patients are women typically occurring in the fifth decade of life [5]. "
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