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HPB Surgery
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 83-92

Hepatobiliary Cystadenomas and Cystadenocarcinoma. Report of Five Cases

1Medical Centre Ljubljana, Dept. of Gastroenterologic Surgery, Slovenia
2Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Institute of Pathology, Slovenia

Received 18 February 1994

Copyright © 1996 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.


Clinicopathologic correlation offive cases ofcystadenomas of the liver are reported. All patients were female and radical surgical procedure, total excision or resection was performed four times, and partial excision once. In all patients the postoperative course was uneventful and they are all alive and well. Examined by conventional histological and special immuno-histochemical stains the tumors fulfilled diagnostic criteria for these rare cystic growths. The cyst wall was composed of three, histologically distinct layers. From the viewpoint of histogenesis and differential diagnosis immunohistochemical properties were analysed. CEA and EMA were demonstrated in epithelial cells and Vimentin in stromal cells.