A Case of Hemorrhagic Necrosis of Ectopic Liver Tissue within the Gallbladder Wall.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
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CitationHPB Surg. 2011;2011:389381. Epub 2011 Aug 11.
JournalHPB surgery : a world journal of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery
AbstractEctopic liver tissue is a rare clinical entity that is mostly asymptomatic and found incidentally. In certain situations, however, patients may present with symptoms of abdominal pain secondary to torsion, compression, obstruction of adjacent organs, or rupture secondary to malignant transformation. Herein, we report a case of a 25-year-old female that presented with acute onset of epigastric pain found to have ectopic liver tissue near the gallbladder complicated by acute hemorrhage necessitating operative intervention in the way of laparoscopic excision and cholecystectomy. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful. Gross pathology demonstrated a 1.2 x 2.8 x 4.5 cm firm purple ovoid structure that histologically revealed extensive hemorrhagic necrosis of benign ectopic liver tissue.
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