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Primary liver leiomyoma: a review of this unusual tumour.
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PMID:  22984931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary liver leiomyoma (PLL) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of liver lesions. A literature review has been completed and two cases are reported. The first is a 45-year-old white woman complaining of vague abdominal pain. She was initially evaluated with abdominal ultrasonography (US) that revealed a heterogeneous liver mass measuring 18 cm in greatest diameter. The tumour demonstrated hypointensity on T1-weighted and hyperintensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The second case is a 45-year-old Asian male who had undergone kidney transplantation 16 years ago for IgA glomerulonephritis and who developed mild, self-limiting epigastric pain. US showed a 4.3-cm-diameter lesion that was predominantly hypoechoic and was either compressing or arising from segment 2 of the liver. Computed tomography showed a well-circumscribed 4-cm-diameter mass that appeared to be arising from segments 2/3 of the liver and was adjacent to the anterior gastric wall. He underwent an uneventful laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy and discharged on post-operative day 3. Pathological examination of the resection specimen confirmed the lesion as a PLL in each case. Herein, we report two cases of PLL and review the literature regarding this uncommon disorder.
Authors:
Marcos Vinicius Perini; Michael Anthony Fink; David Andrew Yeo; Carlos Alberto Carvalho; Carlos Floriano Morais; Robert McLaren Jones; Christopher Christophi
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANZ journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1445-2197     ISO Abbreviation:  ANZ J Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101086634     Medline TA:  ANZ J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. ANZ Journal of Surgery © 2012 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Gastroclinica Cascavel, Cascavel, Parana, Brazil.
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