Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children.

Zaydfudim V, Rosen MJ, Gillis LA, Correa H, Lovvorn HN, Pinson CW, Kelly BS
Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 26 (7): 753-7

PMID: 19760201 · PMCID: PMC3718281 · DOI:10.1007/s00383-009-2468-x

Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst (CHFC) is a rare foregut developmental malformation usually diagnosed in adulthood; however, rare cases have been reported in the pediatric population. CHFC can transform into a squamous cell carcinoma resulting in death despite surgical resection of the isolated malignancy. We report the presentation, evaluation, and surgical management of a symptomatic 17-year-old girl found to have a 6.5 x 4.5 cm CHFC and suggest that all patients with suspected CHFC undergo prompt evaluation and complete cyst excision.

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Adolescent Cilia Cysts Female Humans Liver Diseases

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