A rare hepatic tumour mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Olivia N. Kituuka
  • Rakesh Rai
  • Alex E. Elobu
  • Vianney Kweyamba
Keywords: Hepatic PEComa, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Hepatic segmentectomy


Rare hepatic tumours are often only confirmed after image guided biopsy or excisional biopsy with histology and immunohistochemistry studies. In this case we present a rare benign hepatic  tumour in a 53 year old female which mimicked hepatocellular carcinoma.  She was managed successfully with hepatic segmentectomy and had an uneventful recovery with no signs of recurrence 4 months after surgery. Post operative immunohistochemistry of the resected sample confirmed the rare diagnosis.

Author Biographies

Rakesh Rai

Senior Consultant Liver transplant and HPB surgeon

Alex E. Elobu

General Surgeon, Registrar, Department of Surgery, Colorectal unit

Fellow surgical oncology and GI surgery, Fortis hospital , Mulund , Mumbai

Vianney Kweyamba

General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Upper GI and Hepatobiliary unit.

Fellow HPB surgery, Fortis hospital, Mulund, Mumbai

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