, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 753-757
Date: 16 Sep 2009

Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children

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Abstract

Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst (CHFC) is a rare foregut developmental malformation usually diagnosed in adulthood; however, rare cases have been reported in the pediatric population. CHFC can transform into a squamous cell carcinoma resulting in death despite surgical resection of the isolated malignancy. We report the presentation, evaluation, and surgical management of a symptomatic 17-year-old girl found to have a 6.5 × 4.5 cm CHFC and suggest that all patients with suspected CHFC undergo prompt evaluation and complete cyst excision.

Presented at the 2009 Southeastern Surgical Congress, 7–10 February 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.