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Open Access Case report

Bile duct adenoma: a case report and literature review

Lei Chen*, Mai Yu Xu and Feng Chen

Author Affiliations

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Wenzhou Central Hospital, Da Jian Lane 32, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014, 12:125  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-12-125

Published: 26 April 2014



Bile duct adenoma (BDA) is a comparatively rare disease clinically, therefore, there are relatively few reported cases about it both in China and abroad.

Case presentation

Herein, we present a 51-year-old man, diagnosed preoperatively with enhanced-contrast abdominal computed tomography, as having a nodule in the left hepatic. The patient underwent a liver tumor resection, and the histological examination revealed bile duct adenoma (BDA).


BDA is an extremely rare benign tumor, which is difficult to distinguish BDA from hepatocellular carcinoma definitely preoperatively, surgical resection is needed as a way of treatment.