PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 8 No. 4, 2002

 Report

Ciliated Hepatic Foregut Cyst

Barna BOGNER, Géza HEGEDÛS

Department of Pathology, County Hospital of Baranya, Pécs, Hungary

 

Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst is a rare, benign, most often solitary and unilocular, rarely multilocular cyst made up of a ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium, a subepitheial connective tissue layer, a smooth muscle layer and an outer fibrous capsule. The lesion is usually found incidentally by ultrasonography, during surgical exploration or autopsy. Recent publications characterizes of its fine needle aspiration biopsy features. The lesion is mostly asymptomatic, however one case caused portal vein compression and another which showed malignant trasformation through squamous metaplasia which warns to examine these lesions cautiously. As the lesion is extremely rare it is difficult to estimate its prevalence and its nature, so every single case presentation could be important. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 8, Nr 4, 278-279, 2002

Key words: liver; benign hepatic cysts; ciliated hepatic foregut cyst


Received: Sep 23, 2002; accepted: Dec 5, 2002
Correspondence: Barna BOGNER, Department of Pathology, County Hospital of Baranya, Rákóczi út 2 Pécs 7623, Hungary; Tel: 003672-232-315, Fax: 003672-232-315; E-mail: bognerb@pathodg.hu

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