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Paper Code :  20103295

Paper Title   :  Accessory lobe of right liver mimicking a pulmonary tumor in an adult male

Journal Title   :  The Annals of thoracic surgery


Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):e9-e10.

Wang Y, Junlin L, Zhang WG, Chen JH, He Y, Chen JM.


We describe a rare case of ectopic liver tissue in the right thoracic cavity. A 39-year-old man with a suspected lung tumor underwent thoracotomy. The intraoperative finding revealed an accessory liver lobe connected to the right lobe of the liver by a small pedicle that pierced the diaphragm. A pathologic evaluation confirmed the specimen to be hepatic tissues. In retrospect, the correct diagnosis of accessory liver could have been achieved using appropriate radiologic investigations if this possibility had been considered.



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