Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 156–159 | Cite as

Giant Hepatic Adenoma in a 12-Year-Old Girl

  • Hemant Kumar Singh
  • Shraddha Patkar
  • A. M. Polnaya
  • Mukta Ramadwar
  • Mahesh GoelEmail author
Case Report


Hepatic adenomas (HA) are benign tumours and constitute 2% of all the liver tumours with an annual incidence of 3–4 per million in Europe and North America [1]. There has been an increase in incidence owing to increase in the use of oestrogen-based contraceptive medication and increased detection due to widespread use of imaging modalities. The common predisposing factor for hepatic adenoma is the use of oestrogen-based oral contraceptive pills. Here, we present a case of giant hepatic adenoma in a young girl in whom no predisposing factors could be identified.

Case Report

A 12-year-old girl presented with an acute onset of abdominal pain and vomiting for 2 days. She was evaluated elsewhere and was diagnosed to have acute pancreatitis due to elevated amylase (248 U/L, 22–80 U/L) and lipase (1680 U/L, 13–60 U/L) levels. The patient did not have any history of previous hospital admissions or significant medical history. There was no relevant family history of liver...




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hemant Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Shraddha Patkar
    • 1
  • A. M. Polnaya
    • 2
  • Mukta Ramadwar
    • 3
  • Mahesh Goel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Surgical OncologyTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Intervention RadiologyTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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