ROBERT M. LEVENSON, M.D.; DAVID G. MASON, M.D.
Primary benign tumors of the liver, other than angiomas, are rare. Hoffman1 reviewed the literature in 1942 and was able to find only 58 cases reported. He added one case of his own. No attempt was made to classify these lesions.
Primary benign liver tumors may arise from either the liver cells or the bile duct epithelium. These are classified as liver cell adenomas or bile duct adenomas. In addition, a third type of tumor occurs. This lesion is composed of both liver cells and bile ducts. Such lesions have been classified by Warvi2 as
mixed type adenomas and by
LEVENSON RM, MASON DG. MIXED ADENOMA (HAMARTOMA) OF THE LIVER: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:136–141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-136
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):136-141.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease.
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