Bile duct hamartoma

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Micrograph of a bile duct hamartoma. Trichrome stain.

In histopathology, a bile duct hamartoma, also von Meyenburg complex, Meyenburg complex and biliary hamartoma, is a benign tumour-like malformation of the liver.

They are classically associated with polycystic liver disease, as may be seen in the context of polycystic kidney disease, and represent a malformation of the liver plate.[1]


The eponymous terms (von Meyenburg complex, Meyenburg complex) are named for Hanns von Meyenburg.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Desmet, VJ (Jan 1998). "Ludwig symposium on biliary disorders--part I. Pathogenesis of ductal plate abnormalities.". Mayo Clin Proc 73 (1): 80–9. doi:10.4065/73.1.80. PMID 9443684. 
  2. ^ synd/1693 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ H. von Meyenburg. Über die Zyztenleber. Beiträge zur pathologischen Anatomie und zur allgemeinen Pathologie, Jena, 1918, 64: 477-532.

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