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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2011, Article ID 120690, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/120690
Case Report

Ectopic Hepatic Tissue Presented as a Posterior Mediastinal Mass

1Department of Surgery, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
2Department of Pathology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Received 14 October 2010; Accepted 1 November 2010

Academic Editors: S. Odegaard and C.-T. Shun

Copyright © 2011 Eugene Rozen et al. 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.

Abstract

We present a young patient with respiratory complaints that was found to have a mass in her right posterior mediastinum. The mass was diagnosed to be ectopic histologically unremarkable hepatic tissue. We have also reviewed several of the few intrathoracic ectopic liver cases in the literature, along with a brief discussion of the significance of such a finding.