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Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case with biliary microhamartomas.

Dilli A, Ayaz UY, Yüksel I, Damar C, Ayaz S, Hekimoglu B - Case Rep Med (2012)

Bottom Line: Biliary microhamartomas, also known as bile duct hamartomas and von Meyenburg complexes, are benign neoplasms containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma.They develop in hepatobiliary system, do not generally give clinical outcomes, and are detected incidentally.However, they can rarely show malignant transformation.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Altindag, O6110 Ankara, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Biliary microhamartomas, also known as bile duct hamartomas and von Meyenburg complexes, are benign neoplasms containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma. They develop in hepatobiliary system, do not generally give clinical outcomes, and are detected incidentally. However, they can rarely show malignant transformation. Our aim was to report the contribution of computed tomography, routine magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of biliary microhamartomas in a 61-year-old woman.

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Ultrasonographic image of liver (L). No prominent lesion could be demonstrated.
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fig1: Ultrasonographic image of liver (L). No prominent lesion could be demonstrated.

Mentions: A 61-year-old, mildly obese woman with short stature was referred with right upper quadrant pain. The history of the patient was unremarkable, and she did not mention any medical or surgical illness. Laboratory examinations revealed hemoglobin (Hb): 13.6 g/dL, white blood cell (WBC): 7,100/mm³, serum albumin: 3.7 g/dL (N: 3.8–5.1 g/dL), alanine aminotransferase (ALT): 24 U/L (N: 0–31 U/L), alkaline phosphatase: 202 U/L (N: 0–240 U/L), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): 24 U/L (N: 0–38 U/L). The patient was informed about the imaging procedures, and consent was obtained from her. All the procedures were performed according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Initially, we performed abdominal ultrasonography (US), but we were unable to demonstrate any prominent lesion in liver (Figure 1).


Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case with biliary microhamartomas.

Dilli A, Ayaz UY, Yüksel I, Damar C, Ayaz S, Hekimoglu B - Case Rep Med (2012)

Ultrasonographic image of liver (L). No prominent lesion could be demonstrated.
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fig1: Ultrasonographic image of liver (L). No prominent lesion could be demonstrated.
Mentions: A 61-year-old, mildly obese woman with short stature was referred with right upper quadrant pain. The history of the patient was unremarkable, and she did not mention any medical or surgical illness. Laboratory examinations revealed hemoglobin (Hb): 13.6 g/dL, white blood cell (WBC): 7,100/mm³, serum albumin: 3.7 g/dL (N: 3.8–5.1 g/dL), alanine aminotransferase (ALT): 24 U/L (N: 0–31 U/L), alkaline phosphatase: 202 U/L (N: 0–240 U/L), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): 24 U/L (N: 0–38 U/L). The patient was informed about the imaging procedures, and consent was obtained from her. All the procedures were performed according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Initially, we performed abdominal ultrasonography (US), but we were unable to demonstrate any prominent lesion in liver (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Biliary microhamartomas, also known as bile duct hamartomas and von Meyenburg complexes, are benign neoplasms containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma.They develop in hepatobiliary system, do not generally give clinical outcomes, and are detected incidentally.However, they can rarely show malignant transformation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Altindag, O6110 Ankara, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Biliary microhamartomas, also known as bile duct hamartomas and von Meyenburg complexes, are benign neoplasms containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma. They develop in hepatobiliary system, do not generally give clinical outcomes, and are detected incidentally. However, they can rarely show malignant transformation. Our aim was to report the contribution of computed tomography, routine magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of biliary microhamartomas in a 61-year-old woman.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus