CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2020; 10(01): 46-48
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712329
Case Report

Intrathoracic Liver Heterotopia: An Incidental Finding at Autopsy

Shubha Padmanabha Bhat
1  Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Aswathy Pradeep
1  Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Kishan Prasad Hosapatna Laxminarayana
1  Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Sajitha Kaliyat
1  Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Cherian Philemon Kurian
2  Department of Forensic Medicine, Dr. D.Y. Patil School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
,
Teerthanath Srinivas
1  Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Heterotopia is the presence of a particular tissue at a nonphysiological site. The most common sites are gastric, pancreatic, and splenic heterotopias. While liver heterotopias are rare, intrathoracic heterotopias are much more limited. It is usually reported incidentally on imaging investigations or at autopsy. There is a high incidence of malignant transformation of heterotopic livers, and hence resection is always recommended. Here we report a case of heterotopic liver tissue in the right lung in a 42-year-old male, incidentally found at the gross examination of autopsy specimen of the lung.



Publication History

Publication Date:
08 May 2020 (online)

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