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Focal Nodular Hyperplasia: Report of an Unusual Case and Review of the Literature

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Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign lesion of the liver and a common differential in the workup of solid liver lesions. With increasing use of modern imaging modalities FNH is becoming clinically more relevant. We present a case of pedunculated FNH presenting as a pericholecystic mass. This was resected laparoscopically due to persistent symptoms and uncertainty in diagnosis. We summarize the current literature with regard to the diagnosis, etiology, and management of FNH lesions.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: From the Departments of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2: Pathology, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California

Publication date: November 1, 2008

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