VOLUME 32 - NUMBER 5 - 2011

Ectopic liver nodules: a rare finding during cholecystectomy

  • Catani M., De Milito R., Romagnoli F., Mingazzini P., Silvestri V., Usai V., Romeo V., Modini C.
  • Clinical practice, 255-258
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  • The ectopic liver (or choristoma) is a rare condition found during autopsy or abdominal exploration for various indications. The authors report two cases of ectopic liver found during laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholestytis. The ectopic liver tissue has been reported to develope in several sites as thoracic cavity, gastrohepatic ligament, adrenal glands, pancreas, esophagus and, above all, gallbladder. The Authors review the literature and report their experience as a contribution to the knowledge of this rare pathological entity.

  • KEY WORDS: Ectopic liver - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.