Hepatocellular adenomas are benign tumors of liver closely linked to oral contraceptive and anabolic steroid use that usually involve the right hepatic lobe. Cases have also been described in type I and III glycogen storage diseases and men with metabolic syndrome. Often clinically silent, this condition may be found…
Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease of tapeworms of the Echinococcus type. The two main types of the disease are cystic echinococcosis and alveolar echinococcosis. Less common forms include polycystic echinococcosis and unicystic echinococcosis. The disease often starts without symptoms and this may last for…
Myeloproliferative diseases are a collective group of disorders characterized by the clonal proliferation of at least one hematopoietic cell lineage. The ensuing conditions are associated with severe complications.
Myeloproliferative diseases have similar clinical pictures and generally feature nonspecific symptoms such…
Tuberous sclerosis, otherwise referred to as Bourneville's disease or tuberous sclerosis complex, is an inherited disease that affects multiple systems. It is an uncommon condition, which leads to the formation of many tumors in various locations of the body, which are non-malignant.
Tuberin and hamartin, the two…
Echinococcosis is a disease caused by the parasites called tapeworms belonging to the Echinococcus genus. Humans get infected by ingesting the parasite eggs in contaminated water, food, or soil, and through having direct contact with the animal hosts.
Cystic echinococcosis The clinical presentation of cystic…
Tumors of the liver include benign tumors such as hepatic adenomas, hemangiomas and focal nodular hyperplasia and malignant neoplasms such as hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, hemangioblastoma, angiosarcoma, hemangioendothelioma and mesenchymal tumors.
Amebic liver abscess results as a complication of an amebic infection. It is diagnosed through evaluation of clinical and epidemiologic factors as well as serologic and possibly imaging studies.
Amebic liver abscess is a complication of amebiasis, which is transmitted via the feco-oral route through infected humans. The…
Fatty liver is the accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the hepatocytes. It is commonly associated with alcohol, drugs, overnutrition or metabolic syndrome.
Fatty liver will induce slow and increasing malaise, weakness and anorexia. Hepatomegaly is seen in cases of fatty liver. Jaundice will be seen in around…