2010 I was diagnosed with Biliary Hamartomas through US, CT scan,
conclusions of the MRI were:
with liver specific contrast dynamic scanning confirmed the presence
of multiple subcentimetre predominantly cystic lesions with no significant
enhancement and benign characteristics compatible with hamartoma of
von Mellenburgs syndrome.
lesion in segment 8 conforms to simple fat suggestive of a benign
lesion in segment 6 of the liver was not evident on MR imaging and
most likely represented phasic enhancement of this segment during
confirmed that there was no need for biopsy at this stage and at most
the patient requires medium to long term follow up by CT scan to confirm
their size stability ( 6 to 12 months).
have been having permanent pain in upper right side which causes a
lot of discomfort.
feel pain in the lower left side of the abdomen.
time to time I feel nausea.
that be something much serious than just the Biliary Hamartomas which
should not have any symptoms?
help me as I would need to seek treatment outside of my own country.
you in advance.
hamartomas are benign malformations of the bile ducts.
of these biliary hamartomas lies in the possibility of these lesions
being mistaken for more serious lesions, such as, metastatic carcinoma.
studies can clarify the benign nature of the tumor and establish the
hamartomas are also known as biliary microhamartomas or von Meyenburg
complex and they are benign liver malformations consisting of focal
disorderly collections of bile ducts, surrounded by abundant fibrous
hamartomas may cause single or multiple nonspecific hepatic lesions
that may mimic metastases.
found in patients with biliary hamartomasusually are less than 1 cm
in diameter and are relatively uniform in size, as opposed to the
lesions in patients with metastatic diseases, which typically are
not uniform in size.
hamartomas may cause dull pain in the might upper quadrant that radiate
to the flank.
presence of bile duct hamartoma can cause diagnostics confusion and
complicate the patient's management.
biliary hamartomas do not because symptoms right upper quadrant pain
and abdominal pain due to biliary hamartomas may be possible.
imaging studies are useful for giving a differential diagnosis the
final diagnosis should be proved by histopathology.
hamartomas are a rare cause of multiple benign hepatic lesions.
has documented its possible progression to malignant neoplasia. However,
this relationship has only been established with cholangiocarcinomas.
T, Pellacani LB, Costa Hde O, Fuziy RA, and Franco M. in 2008 reported
for the first time on the association of the lesion of biliary hamartomas
with hepatocellular carcinoma.
and right upper quadrant pain due to bile duct hamartomas were findings
reported by Joan Rodés in 2007.
that liver biopsy should be done in hepatic lesions with uncertain
clinical features, because the histological findings may change the