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Ectopic liver tissue in the kidney - case report and literature review.
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PMID:  24972298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract The presence of ectopic liver tissue has been reported in various abdominal and extra-abdominal sites, the commonest being in the gall bladder. Other rare sites include the retroperitoneum and the adrenal gland, which are anatomically closer to the kidney. However our literature search did not reveal any reports of ectopic liver tissue within the kidney. We present such a case, detected incidentally during a fetal autopsy histological examination and we review the possible developmental aspects causing this. Ectopic liver is usually asymptomatic, although it can carry similar pathology as the orthotopic liver if any. It can be associated with other congenital anomalies and rarely be the cause for clinical emergencies. But the most significant implication is development of hepatocellular carcinoma due to increased predisposition as compared to the native liver. Hence we suggest that ectopic liver in the kidney should be considered by histopathologists even in unsuspecting cases.
Ashirwad Merve; Irene Scheimberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1093-5266     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Dev. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9809673     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dev Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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