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Benign Tumors of the Biliary System

  • K. Schoppmeyer
  • K. Caca
  • J. Mössner

Abstract

Benign tumors of the bile ducts are a rarity, while tumors of the gallbladder are more frequently encountered. Benign lesions of the gallbladder are usually detected incidentally, whereas in the bile ducts they may cause obstructive jaundice. The latter should be resected whenever possible, due to the difficulty of differentiating benign lesions from early cancer.

Keywords

Bile Duct Obstructive Jaundice Granular Cell Tumor Papillary Adenoma Malignant Polyp 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Schoppmeyer
    • 1
  • K. Caca
    • 1
  • J. Mössner
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IIUniversitätsklinikum LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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