Hepatic epithelioid angiomyolipoma with arterioportal venous shunting mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma: report of a case

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Author(s)

    • Saito Yu
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Iwahashi Shuichi
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Yamada Shinichiro
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Asanoma Michihito
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Ishibashi Hiroki
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Shimada Mitsuo
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Utsunomiya Tohru
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Morine Yuji
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Imura Satoru
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Ikemoto Tetsuya
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Mori Hiroki
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Hanaoka Jun
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Sugimoto Koji
    • Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School

Abstract

A patient with hepatic epithelioid angiomyolipoma (Epi-AML) with arterioportal venous shunting, who was successfully treated by a laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy, is presented herein. AML is an uncommon benign neoplasm of the liver. Tumors composed predominantly of epithelioid cells have been subcategorized into Epi-AML, and the treatment strategy for Epi-AML is currently undetermined. There are no reports describing Epi-AML with arterioportal venous shunting to date. An arterioportal venous shunting of the liver tumor was suggested to be one of the malignant signs of the liver tumor. It would be important to differentiate Epi-AML with arterioportal venous shunting from hepatocellular carcinoma and hypervascular metastatic tumors. Minimally invasive resection, such as laparoscopic hepatectomy, for patients having Epi-AML with arterioportal venous shunting may be recommended. J. Med. Invest. 60: 262-266, August, 2013

Journal

  • The Journal of Medical Investigation

    The Journal of Medical Investigation 60(3.4), 262-266, 2013

    The University of Tokushima Faculty of Medicine

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004822692
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11166929
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1343-1420
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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