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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor

Benign tumors


Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
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● Rare, usually incidental finding

Case reports

● Woman with Hepatitis B and multiple hepatic lipomas (Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007;19:807)
● Associated with hepatocellular carcinoma and polycystic liver disease (Dig Surg. 2001;18:323)

Gross description

● Solitary, 1-20 cm

Micro description

● Mature fat or brown fat (hibernoma)

Differential diagnosis

● Angiomyolipoma
● Focal fatty change
Pseudolipoma: rare, small, encapsulated lesion of mature lipocytes in immediate subcapsular region, presumed to arise from adherent appendix epiploica

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