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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 261-263

Von meyenburg complex: Report of a case and review of literature

1 Department of Histopathology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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N Sadiya
Department of Histopathology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Vanagaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.196214

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Von Meyenburg complex (VMC) (biliary hamartoma) is found incidentally in 0.6%–2.8% of adult autopsies or during histological examination and is rarely found in children. They are small, multiple and occur anywhere in the liver. VMC typically causes no symptoms or disturbances in liver functions and in most instances are diagnosed incidentally. They may represent a diagnostic dilemma when liver metastasis is suspected. Given the diagnostic uncertainty over imaging in VMC, liver biopsy is often recommended for a definitive diagnosis. The malignant potential of this finding which is currently considered and frequently ignored raises the necessity of follow-up.

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