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hepatic lipoma

Monday 2 August 2021

As with lipomas elsewhere in the body, hepatic lipomas are marginated masses that are composed of mature adipocytes without evidence of cellular atypia.

Histopathologic evaluation may reveal adenomatous, angiomatous, or myomatous tissue components, which may then yield a classification of "adenolipoma", "angiomyolipoma", or "myelolipoma".

Differential diagnosis

- adenoma with fat component
- angiomyolipoma
- metastases from liposarcoma
- fatty changes in hepatocellular carcinoma

See also

- hepatic tumors
- lipoma / lipomas

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