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Biliary hamartomas simulating multiple hepatic metastasis on imaging findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8942143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We encountered a 62-year-old female with advanced gastric cancer, in whom multiple nodular lesions in the liver, which were depicted as small low density areas, less than 5 mm in diameter, on computed tomography and demonstrated as a heterogenic pattern on ultrasonograms. This patient was suspected to have multiple liver metastases of gastric cancer. She deteriorated gradually and died of respiratory failure due to lung metastasis. At autopsy these hepatic nodular lesions were biliary hamartomas. Biliary hamartoma is a lesion usually identified microscopically, and there have been only 8 cases including ours, which were depicted on images. Along with a remarkable advance in imagings, it should become more important to differentiate biliary hamartoma from malignant hepatic neoplasms on images.
H Iha; Y Nakashima; Y Fukukura; M Tanaka; Y Wada; T Takazawa; O Nakashima; M Kojiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kurume medical journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0023-5679     ISO Abbreviation:  Kurume Med J     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-15     Completed Date:  1997-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985210R     Medline TA:  Kurume Med J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Duct Diseases / diagnosis*
Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hamartoma / diagnosis*
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  secondary
Middle Aged
Stomach Neoplasms / pathology*

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