Liver transplantation for recurrent hepatic adenoma

Giovanni Vennarecci, Roberto Santoro, Mario Antonini, Cecilia Ceribelli, Andrea Laurenzi, Enrico Moroni, Mirco Burocchi, Pasquale Lepiane, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre

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Hepatic adenoma (HA) is a rare indication for liver transplantation (LTx). So far 20 cases of LTx for ha are reported in pubmed. In rare cases HA presents as multiple hepatic adenomas or recurrent adenoma after initial liver resection and in such cases LTx is the only potential cure and prevents the risk of bleeding or cancer transformation into hepatocellular carcinoma. We report the case of a 56 years old lady who underwent a left hepatectomy for giant adenoma in 2005 and resection of segment 5-6 for recurrence of liver adenoma in 2007. She developed a second recurrence of HA with 3 new lesions in the right liver in 2008. The patient underwent LTx. after 3 years the patient is alive with no evidence of disease. LTx is indicated in patients with HA in which resection is not technically feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Hepatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver adenoma
  • Liver resection
  • Liver transplantation
  • Recurrent disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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