Benign tumors of the liver

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Benign tumors of the liver, less commonly encountered than metastatic or primary liver tumors, may present clinically with symptoms due to mass effect, or may be discovered incidentally during radiographic evaluation or surgical exploration for other clinical indications. Many of the lesions that result in a benign liver mass are true neoplasms, while others result from reactive proliferation of hepatocytes, biliary cells, mesenchymal or inflammatory cells. The premalignant nature or potential for malignant transformation is of concern in some of the benign tumors or tumor-like masses of the liver. In this article, benign tumors and tumor-like masses involving the adult liver are discussed with a focus on histopathology, histogenesis, and clinical significance of these interesting and unusual lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


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