Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 753–757

Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children

  • Victor Zaydfudim
  • Michael J. Rosen
  • Lynette A. Gillis
  • Hernan Correa
  • Harold N. Lovvorn III
  • C. Wright Pinson
  • Burnett S. KellyJr.
Case Report

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.

Keywords

Hepatic cyst excision Liver cyst Pediatric surgery Ciliated cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Zaydfudim
    • 1
  • Michael J. Rosen
    • 2
  • Lynette A. Gillis
    • 2
  • Hernan Correa
    • 3
  • Harold N. Lovvorn III
    • 1
  • C. Wright Pinson
    • 1
  • Burnett S. KellyJr.
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  4. 4.Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver TransplantVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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