Case Report
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World J Hepatol. Aug 27, 2010; 2(8): 322-324
Published online Aug 27, 2010. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v2.i8.322
Spontaneous rupture of a recurrent hepatic cystadenoma
Hakim Elfadili, Anass Majbar, Fouad Zouaidia, Naoufal Elamrani, Farid Sabbah, Mohamed Raiss, Najat Mahassini, Abdelmalek Hrora, Mohamed Ahallat
Hakim Elfadili, Anass Majbar, Naoufal Elamrani, Farid Sabbah, Mohamed Raiss, Abdelmalek Hrora, Mohamed Ahallat, Clinique Chirurgicale C, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat 10090, Morocco
Fouad Zouaidia, Najat Mahassini, Pathology Department, Ibn Sina Hopital, Rabat 10090, Morocco
Author contributions: Elfadili H and Majbar A contributed equally to this work; Elfadili H, Majbar A, Elamrani N designed research; Raiss M, Sabbah F, Hrora A, Ahallat M revised the article, Zouaidia F, Mahassini N performed histological examination; and Elfadili H and Majbar A wrote the paper.
Correspondence to: Hakim Elfadili, MD, Rue Ibn Hajar, Clinique Chirurgicale C, Ibn Sina Hospital, Immeuble 1, Appartement 5, Rabat 10090, Morocco.
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Received: April 23, 2010
Revised: July 6, 2010
Accepted: July 13, 2010
Published online: August 27, 2010

Biliary cystadenoma is a rare cystic tumor of the middle aged woman that usually arises in the liver or occasionally in the extrahepatic bile ducts. It has a strong potential for recurrence and for malignant transformation. The lack of specific clinical and biological features hinders diagnosis before surgery. The spontaneous rupture of a hepatobiliary cystadnoma is a very rare and potentially life-threatening complication, with only two reported cases in the English literature. We report a case with spontaneous rupture of a recurrent hepatobiliary cystadenoma in a 32 year-old woman.

Keywords: Cystadenoma, Liver, Spontaneous rupture