We report a hepatic tumor in an adolescent that does not fit into any of the described categories of liver tumors. The patient presented with hepatomegaly, abdominal pain, and normal liver function test; the tumor was cystic in imaging studies. The resected specimen, result of a partial hepatectomy, measured 21 cm and was multicystic with solid areas. Microscopically, the cysts were lined by a mucous-producing or intestinal-type epithelium, associated with smooth muscle and small mucous-producing glands. The solid component contained fibrous and adipose tissue, smooth muscle and thick-walled vessels. Aneuploidy was demonstrated by flow cytometry. We interpreted the tumor as having features of a mesenchymal hamartoma and congenital solitary nonparasitic cyst. It is conceivable that the lesions originated with small peribiliary glands with dilatation and intestinal metaplasia.
- Benign hepatic tumor
- Congenital solitary nonparasitic cyst
- Hepatic cyst
- Liver tumor
- Mesenchymal hamartoma