Rare entity: Ectopic liver tissue in the wall of the gallbladder - A case report


Arslan Y., Altintoprak F., Serin K. R. , Kivilcim T., Yalkin O., Ozkan O., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CASES, vol.2, no.12, pp.924-926, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i12.924
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.924-926

Abstract

Ectopic liver tissue (ELT) is a rare condition, which is usually not diagnosed preoperatively, but coincidentally during abdominal surgery. While the location of ELT can vary, it is usually localized on the gallbladder wall or in close proximity. ELT is associated with various complications, a major complication being extrahepatic hepatocellular carcinoma. A 59-year-old female underwent elective surgery for chronic cholecystitis with stones. During laparoscopic exploration, a 2-cm-diameter ELT was detected in the anterior gallbladder wall and a laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed. The case is presented due to the rare nature of ELT and as a reminder of ELT-related complications. (c) 2014 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.