Coexisting extraadrenal pheochromocytoma and von Meyenberg complexes: Report of a case

Fumiaki Tanaka, Masaki Mori, Masaru Haraguchi, Naoyuki Makino, Yasuji Yoshikawa, Tsuyoshi Akiyoshi

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We herein report on a 62-year-old man who developed extraadrenal pheochromocytoma and von Meyenberg complexes of the liver (bile duct microhamartoma). The patient identified preoperatively as having a paraaortic mass which was subsequently diagnosed to be a pheochromocytoma. During the operation, small multiple nodules were unexpectedly recognized in the liver. Some of the liver nodules were resected by a wedge biopsy, and then were pathologically identified to be yon Meyenberg complexes. This may be the first reported case of the coexistence of pheochromocytoma and von Meyenberg complexes. It is therefore necessary for surgeons to be aware of von Meyenberg complexes in the differential diagnosis of multiple liver metastases in malignant disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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