Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts
Benign / nonneoplastic
Solitary necrotic nodules

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Minor changes: 30 September 2020

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PubMed Search: Solitary necrotic nodules liver

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Solitary necrotic nodules. website. Accessed March 4th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Resection
Gross description
  • 0.2 to 2.5 cm, single or multiple (more appropriate term is fibrosing necrotic nodule), below anterior border of liver
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Hyalinized fibroelastic capsule surrounds necrotic core
  • Variable calcification, cholesterol, foam cells and some inflammatory cells
  • AFB and fungal stains negative
Microscopic (histologic) images

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