Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 14, 2015; 21(46): 13188-13194
Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13188
Peliosis hepatis: Personal experience and literature review
Daniele Crocetti, Andrea Palmieri, Giuseppe Pedullà, Vittorio Pasta, Valerio D’Orazi, Gian Luca Grazi
Daniele Crocetti, Andrea Palmieri, Giuseppe Pedullà, Department of Surgery, “Pietro Valdoni”, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome 00161, Italy
Daniele Crocetti, Andrea Palmieri, Ph. D. Advanced Technologies in Surgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Vittorio Pasta, Valerio D’Orazi, Department of Surgical Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Valerio D’Orazi, Department of General Microsurgery, “Fabia Mater” Hospital, 00161 Rome, Italy
Gian Luca Grazi, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, “Regina Elena” Cancer Institute, 00144 Rome, Italy
Author contributions: Crocetti D, Palmieri A, and Pasta V designed and wrote the paper; Grazi GL and Palmieri A performed the surgery; D’Orazi V, Pedullà G, and Crocetti D performed the literature search and supported the writing of the paper; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this manuscript and any accompanying images and the study was carried out according to the Helsinki Declaration. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. In our study, we treated the patient with standard, and not experimental, therapies, and therefore, the request for authorization to the Ethics Committee does not apply.
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Correspondence to: Valerio D’Orazi, MD, PhD, Department of Surgical Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 Rome, Italy.
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Received: April 19, 2015
Peer-review started: April 20, 2015
First decision: May 18, 2015
Revised: May 22, 2015
Accepted: August 29, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: December 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: This report describes the case of a 29-year-old woman affected by recurring abdominal pain. Computed tomography scans showed a hepatic lesion formed by multiple hypodense areas, which showed an early acquisition of the contrast during the arterial phase. We performed a liver resection of segment VII while avoiding biopsy for safety reasons. The histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of focal hepatic peliosis. Surgery was successful and the patient had a good recovery.