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HPB Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 297-300

An Unusual Case of Hepatic Tumor

1lstituto di Clinica Chirurgica II, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
2lstituto di Anatomia Patologica, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
3Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, II, Policlinico S. Orsola, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna 40138, Italy

Received 1 June 1990; Accepted 5 October 1990

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case is reported of a large hepatic tumor in a patient aged 71. Preoperative diagnostic techniques, including echography, CT and angiography, did not provide sufficient criteria for a precise diagnosis. The mass was removed with an extended right hepatectomy with no particular physiopathological consequences. Histological analysis revealed that this was a metastasis from a melonoma of the choroid, operated on 17 years previously.