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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2008;42(2): 128-130.
Ectopic Liver Associated with the Gallbladder: A Brief Case Report.
Hee Eun Kyeong, Younghee Park, Sanghui Park
1Department of Pathology, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. americandoc@hanmail.net
2Department of Anesthesiology, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Ectopic liver is a rare entity that has been previously identified during abdominal exploration for other surgery and this has usually been described in the vicinity of the liver such as on the gallbladder, hepatic ligaments, diaphragm, thoracic cavity, adrenal glands, pancreas, omentum, spleen, esophagus and umbilical cord. Most cases of ectopic liver reported in the literature were located in the gallbladder. We report here on a case of ectopic liver related to the gallbladder, and this was encountered during an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Key Words: Ectopic tissue; Liver; Gallbladder