Intrathoracic Liver Heterotopia: An Incidental Finding at Autopsy

Shubha Padmanabha Bhat, Aswathy Pradeep, Kishan Prasad Hosapatna Laxminarayana, Sajitha Kaliyat, Cherian Philemon Kurian, Teerthanath Srinivas
2020 Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU  
AbstractHeterotopia 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
more » ... ight lung in a 42-year-old male, incidentally found at the gross examination of autopsy specimen of the lung.
doi:10.1055/s-0040-1712329 fatcat:mmjwob7je5h2lowqzqywwczose