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Rare Case of Hepatic Endometriosis as an Incidental Finding: Difficult Diagnosis of a Diagnostic Dilemma

Dimitrios Keramidaris, Stavros Gourgiotis, Antonella Koutela, Evgenios Mpairamidis, Christianna Oikonomou, Constantinos Villias, Alexios Rigas


Endometriosis is the abnormal existence of functional uterine mucosal tissue outside the uterus. It is a usual disorder of women in reproductive age which is mainly located in the female genital tract. Hepatic endometriosis is one of the rarest disorders characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium in the liver. It is often described as cystic mass with or without solid component. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult via cross-sectional imaging and histopathologic evaluation remains the gold standard for diagnosis. We report an asymptomatic 40-year-old female with a large cystic mass involving the left hepatic lobe. She underwent laparoscopic removal of the cyst. The diagnosis of hepatic endometriosis was established by the histopathological analysis of the surgical specimen.

Key words. Liver, Cyst, Lesion, Surgery, Imaging, Symptoms

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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