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J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Apr;20(4):653-6.

Budd-Chiari-like presentation of hepatic adenoma.

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Center For Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, USA.


Hepatic adenoma is a benign tumor characterized by its hypervascularity. Hepatic adenoma tends to occur more frequently in women and is related to the use of contraceptive hormones, androgenic/anabolic steroids, pregnancy, glycogen storage diseases and hemochromatosis. Hepatic venous obstruction, or Budd-Chiari syndrome, is a condition of hepatic vein occlusion that has many causes. A 35-year-old woman presented shortly after pregnancy with a huge cystic lesion in the liver. The lesion compressed the hepatic vein and created an early stage of Budd-Chiari syndrome. Tumor resection was carried out successfully. The final diagnosis of this case was multiple hepatic adenomas.

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