Giant Hepatic Angiomyolipoma Mimicking Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Selcuk University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: 2014-01-08
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Gokhan Gungor   

MD, Selcuk University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Meram, Konya, Turkey, 42080
Eur J Gen Med 2014;11(Supplement 1):58-60
Angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are a benign mesenchymal tumor that typically occurs in the kidney and very rare in the liver. Even though these tumors can be diagnosed with imaging tecniques, diagnosis mainly relies on pathological findings. Because AMLs can mimic other hepatic tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on radiologic images due to some of the features. We presented a giant hepatic AML case which mimicing hepatocellular carcinoma in imaging techniques. We suspected from hepatocellular carcinoma according to radiologic images, but biopsy result was hepatic angiomyolipoma. There are potential risks such as spontaneous rupture and malignant transformation of these tumors. The effective therapy of hepatic AML is surgical resection.
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