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Radiologic-Pathologic correlation


Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Liver Masquerading as an Echinococcal Cyst: Radiologic-pathologic Differential of Complex Cystic Liver Lesions

Daniel JeongKun JiangDaniel A. Anaya
Date of Submission: 15-Jan-2016, Date of Acceptance: 14-Mar-2016, Date of Web Publication: 30-Mar-2016.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Daniel Jeong

Department of Radiology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
E-mail: daniel.jeong@moffitt.org

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Daniel Jeong

Department of Radiology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
E-mail: daniel.jeong@moffitt.org

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.179426 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Although simple liver cysts are common, complex cystic liver lesions are infrequent and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The differential diagnosis of complex cystic liver lesions can be grouped into neoplastic, infectious or inflammatory, and miscellaneous pathologic entities. Clinicians should remember to consider mucinous cystic neoplasm and echinococcal cysts in the differential, which are uncommon etiologies for liver lesions but may expose unique challenges. We present a case of a 49-year-old female who was referred for evaluation of a new complex cystic liver lesion. The following brief review describes how radiologic imaging and pathologic testing can help distinguish between the broad spectrum of diseases that may produce cystic liver lesions.
Keywords: Although simple liver cysts are common, complex cystic liver lesions are infrequent and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The differential diagnosis of complex cystic liver lesions can be grouped into neoplastic, infectious or inflammatory, and miscellaneous pathologic entities. Clinicians should remember to consider mucinous cystic neoplasm and echinococcal cysts in the differential, which are uncommon etiologies for liver lesions but may expose unique challenges. We present a case of a 49-year-old female who was referred for evaluation of a new complex cystic liver lesion. The following brief review describes how radiologic imaging and pathologic testing can help distinguish between the broad spectrum of diseases that may

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Kodai ABE, Tadayuki SAKURAGAWA, Yuusuke UCHI, Syotaro MARUYAMA and Motohide SHIMAZU A Case of Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Liver which was Detected at 13 mm in Diameter and whose Growth was Followed Up Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association) 78(8) 2017 1876. Doi: 10.3919/jjsa.78.1876
  2. Venkiteswaran Muralidhar, RG Santhaseelan, Muzamil Ahmed and Prakash Shanmuga Simultaneous occurrence of hepatic hydatid cyst and mucinous cystadenoma of the liver in a middle-aged female patient: report of a rare case BMJ Case Reports 2018 bcr-2018-226077. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226077

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