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Tunis Med. 2006 Apr;84(4):263-5.

[Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma in adulthood: a case report with literature review].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques, Hôpital Mongi Slim, La Marsa.


Mesenchymal hamartoma is a rare and benign tumor.. Representing 5 to 8 % of children's hepatic tumors, it is rarely described in adults. Authors report a new case of hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma in a 21-year-old woman, diagnosed after a sudden onser of clinical and biological cholestasis. Abdominal US and CTscan exminations showed a medial liver tumor with cystic formations suggestive of a hydatid cyst. The diagnosis of hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma was based onn hitology of the resected liver specimen. Radiological findings can suggest the diagnosis but only histology can confirm it. Treatment is surgical involving in most of the cases; a wide hepatic resection because of the size of the tumor. Progosis is excellent when complete exeresis is possible.

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