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von Meyenburg complexes

Thursday 13 May 2004

von Meyenburg complexes are small benign neoplasms of the liver, pathologically containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in a fibrous stroma.

Associations (examples)

- hepatic ischemia (#38201#)

Complications

- cholangiocarcinoma (#10935654#)

References

- Jain D, Sarode VR, Abdul-Karim FW, Homer R, Robert ME. Evidence for the neoplastic transformation of Von-Meyenburg complexes. Am J Surg Pathol. 2000 Aug;24(8):1131-9. PMID: #10935654#

- Popovsky MA, Costa JC, Doppman JL. Meyenburg complexes of the liver and bile cysts as a consequence of hepatic ischemia. Hum Pathol. 1979 Jul;10(4):425-32. PMID: #38201#