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Clinical Presentation and Anatopathologic Finding of a Hepatic Vascular Hamartoma: a Case Report.

Valentina Ferri, Benedetto Lelpo, Hipolito Duran, Eduardo Diaz, Isabel Fabra, Carlos Plaza, Yolanda Quijano, Emilio Vicente


HVH (hepatic vascular hamartoma) is a tumor like malformation arising from the vascular tissue of the liver. HVH has been previously reported in animals and presents distintive features from the most frequent benign tumor like malformation of the liver, the hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma (HMH). Herein we report a case of HVH localized in hepatic segment 4b, involving the gastro hepatic ligament, successfully treated with total excision. We describe the anatomo-pathologic findings focusing on the clinical and radiological presentation, the intraoperative characteristics and the differential diagnosis.

Key words. Benign liver tumor, Tumor like malformation, Case report, Vascular hamartoma

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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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