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Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst discovered after kidney transplantation in a hepatitis C virus-infected patient: a report of one case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18334883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst (CHFC) is a rare liver lesion derived from the embryonic foregut. In most cases, CHFC remains asymptomatic but some malignant transformations have been reported. Typical imaging features usually lead to diagnosis using ultrasonography, computed tomography scan examination or MRI. When the diagnosis remains uncertain, a fine needle aspiration with cytology is appropriate. The presence of ciliated epithelial cells with hepatocytes and mucous cells on aspiration cytology is enough to assess the diagnosis. Surgery is recommended when there is uncertain diagnosis or malignant lesion suspicion. We report herein, the case of a CHFC discovered in a hepatitis C virus-infected patient following a renal transplantation. To eliminate a lymphoma or a liver tumor arising because of patient's immunosuppression status, a surgical resection of the lesion was performed. The surgical outcome was uneventful. Regarding this case, embryogenesis, morphological characteristics and treatment of the lesions are discussed.
Jean Lubrano; Alexandre Rouquette; Emmanuel Huet; Arnaud François; Odile Goria; Isabelle Etienne; Monique Fabre; Michel Scotté
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0954-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-12     Completed Date:  2008-07-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Digestive Surgery, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cilia / pathology
Cysts / immunology,  pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hepatitis C, Chronic / complications*
Immunocompromised Host / immunology
Incidental Findings
Kidney Transplantation* / immunology
Liver Diseases / pathology*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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