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Published: April 2008

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Solitary Necrotic Nodule of the Liver: Different Pathological Findings Express a Different Histogenesis

Patti R.a · Cabibi D.b · Sparacello M.a · Di Vita G.a · Montalto G.c

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Departments of aSurgical and Oncologic Science, bHuman Pathology and cClinical Medicine and Emerging Pathologies, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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Prof. Giuseppe Montalto

Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti

via del Vespro 141

IT–90127 Palermo (Italy)

Tel. +39 091 655 2991, Fax +39 091 655 2847, E-Mail gmontal@unipa.it

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Solitary necrotic nodule of the liver is a rare benign lesion the histogenesis of which is still debated. We here report the case of a patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones and who was accidentally found to have a solitary necrotic nodule of 2 cm in the fifth segment of the liver. On the basis of the histological findings, the hypothesis that different pathogenetic mechanisms could be involved in the histogenesis of this lesion is discussed.

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Abstract of Published: April 2008

Published online: April 24, 2008
Issue release date: January – April

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

eISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

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