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Chirurgia 2013 December;26(6):429-32

language: English

Hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinoma: case report and review of the literature

Mazahreh T. S. 1, Napolitano L. 2, Risio D. 2, Legnini M. 2, Filippone A. 3, Francomano F. 2, Bani-Hani K. E. 1, Innocenti P. 2

1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan;
2 Department of Surgery, “G. d’Annunzio” University “SS Annunziata” Hospital, Chieti, Italy;
3 Department of Radiology, “G. d’Annunzio” University “SS Annunziata” Hospital, Chieti, Italy


We report on a 60-year-old female patient with a hepatic cystadenocarcinoma who presented with mild abdominal discomfort and a palpable mass in the right upper abdomen. The diagnostic workup revealed a 7.5×7.5 cm multicystic liver tumor. The patient underwent left hepatectomy and a lymph node dissection. The final histological diagnosis was a primary, moderately differentiated hepatic cystadenocarcinoma (HBCA). The patient remains without evidence of recurrence 18 months after surgery. We report the first case of this rare disease treated at our centre; the clinical presentation, diagnosis, therapeutic options, and classification of hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinomas are discussed.

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