GPR: 2019 - Week 51

From MGH Learn Pathology

Clinical history

30-year-old female with a 6.6 cm liver mass

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Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Majority of tumors arise in the left lobe
  • Large and solitary
  • Often well-circumscribed
  • Lobulated with fibrous septae or central stellate scar
  • Pale brown, tan, or green in color
  • Firm/hard due to fibrous stroma
  • Background liver is non-cirrhotic

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Hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Solitary, can have with satellite nodules or multiple discrete tumors
  • Soft, paler than normal liver tissue, can be bile-stained
  • Variable hemorrhage and necrosis
  • Can extensively involve large vessels (portal and hepatic veins, IVC)
  • Background liver is usually cirrhotic

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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

  • Firm, irregular, white-tan fibrotic mass with infiltrative border
  • Usually arises in non-cirrhotic liver
  • Can be classified as three (3) subtypes.

1. Mass-forming: Most common, solid mass

2. Periductal infiltrating: Tumor grows along large bile ducts, can cause strictures

3. Intraductal: Tumor grows toward lumina of large bile ducts with papillary or polypoid growth

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Focal nodular hyperplasia

  • Usually solitary (70-80%) and small (<5 cm)
  • Well-circumscribed, unencapsulated
  • Light tan-brown to yellow.
  • Central gray-white stellate scar with fibrous radiations (characteristic but not always present)
  • Usually arise in non-cirrhotic background
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