H. S. HOFFMAN, M.D.
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Local hyperplastic processes of the liver may manifest themselves variously in the form of a solitary focus of congenital origin in a normal liver, as multiple nodular hyperplasia, or in the guise either of a solitary or multiple adenomata. All these pathological conditions may occur indiscriminately with or without concomitant cirrhosis. Occasionally, benign tumors resulting from simple hypertrophy may eventually assume a malignant character.
In a dissertation submitted in 1910, Monier-Vinard1 described a so-called new type of primary tumor of the liver, for which he proposed the specific and exclusive title of hepatoma. The latter he defined as a benign
HOFFMAN HS. BENIGN HEPATOMA; REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:130–139. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-130
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):130-139.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease.
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