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Chang Gung Med J. 2000 Sep;23(9):560-5.

Biliary hamartomas associated with biliary stones presenting as multiple microabscesses: case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.


A 63-year-old men suffered from fever, jaundice, and right upper quadrant pain for 1 week. Biliary stones with biliary tract infection were diagnosed. He was treated with parenteral antibiotics. However, abdominal ultrasonography showed multiple hyperechoic lesions in both lobes, and infiltrating hepatocellular carcinoma was suspected initially. Numerous hypervascular nodular-enhancing lesions were revealed by computed tomography. Magnetic resonance imaging further disclosed numerous tiny cystic lesions with peripheral enhancement. Exploratory laparotomy was performed for biliary calculi and probable underlying malignancy. Cholecystectomy, choledocholithotomy, and liver wedge biopsy were done. The pathology revealed bile duct hamartomas with microabscess formation. The past literature about biliary hamartomas is reviewed.

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