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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct 7;12(37):6062-9.

Biliary cystadenoma with mesenchymal stroma: report of a case and review of the literature.

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1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Biliary cystadenomas are rare, cystic neoplasms of the biliary ductal system that usually occur in middle-aged women. They cannot be safely differentiated from cystadenocarcinomas before operation and should always be considered for resection. Cystadenomas have a strong tendency to recur, particularly following incomplete excision, and a potential of malignant transformation. Therefore, complete resection is the therapy of choice and thorough histopathologic evaluation is imperative. A case of benign biliary cystadenoma with mesenchymal stroma is presented along with a review of the relative literature addressing the clinical presentation, histology, histogenesis, differential diagnosis, imaging features, treatment and prognosis of this interesting and rare entity.

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17009411
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PMC4124420
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