A case of focal nodular hyperplasia with hepatic failure treated with liver transplantation

Tetsuya Yasunaka, Yasuto Takeuchi, Akinobu Takaki, Fukuo Kondo, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Kenichi Kohashi, Atsushi Oyama, Takuya Adachi, Nozomu Wada, Hideki Onishi, Hidenori Shiraha, Hiroyuki Okada

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Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a benign nodular lesion, but because of its feature of portal tract vessel abnormality, it may induce portal hypertension. A 27-year-old woman was admitted with a fever. A large nodule with satellite lesions was found in the liver and cotton wool-like feature of arteries were detected on angiography. Technetium galactosyl serum albumin scintigraphy and diagnostic laparoscopy showed that the tumor site was functional, while the surrounding area was a non-functional fibrotic area. A biopsy specimen indicated that the nodular lesion was an FNH-like lesion. She experienced several instances of variceal rupture and suffered liver failure, receiving liver transplantation. The excised liver showed a centrally scarred area in the nodule, indicating that the diagnosis was FNH. We herein report this case as a rare case of FNH that progressed to liver failure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Focal nodular hyperplasia-like lesion
  • Hepatic failure
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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