A case of giant liver cyst with angiogenesis mimicking hemangioma that was difficult to differentiate from cystadenocarcinoma of the liver

Tetsuyuki Uchiyama, Takehiro Akahane, Mika Watanabe, Taku Kitayama, Hideo Ise

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Abstract

The patient was a 72-year-old man who had a history of hepatic cyst, which had, however, not been followed up. It was noted that he had internal hemorrhage in the hepatic cyst as well as a contrast-enhanced tumorous lesion in the cystic wall. Further detailed examination could not rule out hepatic cystadenocarcinoma or cystadenoma, so a right hepatic lobectomy was performed. The lesion was histopathologically diagnosed as non-malignant cyst with angiogenesis simulating cavernous hemangioma and intra-cystic hemorrhage. Although this disease is difficult to diagnose, its diagnosis is not impossible as long as the disease is kept in mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1634-1639
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume105
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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