Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor
Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
● Extremely rare (<25 reported cases) large solid cystic mass
● Age ranges from 21-79 years; no gender predilection
● Monosomy 22 in one case (Cancer Genet Cytogenet 1997;93:183)
● Appears to originate from interlobular or larger bile ducts
● Benign behavior to date, but may be premalignant
● 47 year old woman (Am J Surg Pathol 2003;27:693)
● 79 year old man (Patholog Res Int 2010;2010:504584)
● Microcystic and tubular structures lined by low columnar/cuboidal epithelium
● Luminal eosinophilic material, red blood cells, bile and dense fibrous stroma with spindle cells displaying mild nuclear pleomorphism; no/rare mitotic figures, no stromal invasion
● Epithelium: AE3, CAM5.2, CK7, CK19, CEA, EMA, D10, IF6, p53
● Alcian blue, vimentin, desmin
● Benign cystic mesothelioma
● Biliary cyst
● Biliary cystadenoma: larger, multiloculated cysts, mucinous epithelium with ovarian-type of stroma
● Bile duct adenoma: incidental, small
● von Meyenburg complex: smaller, usually multifocal, but similar staining pattern
End of Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor > Benign tumors > Biliary adenofibroma
This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.
All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions (click here for other contact information).