Ectopic liver: An unexpected finding in a right atrial mass

Susan M. Trocciola, Leora B. Balsam, Herman Yee, Eugenia Gianos, Monvadi B. Srichai, Abelardo DeAnda

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Ectopic liver is a rare finding, particularly in intrathoracic locations. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a mobile right atrial mass that was subsequently identified as ectopic liver by histology. Its point of origin was in a hepatic vein with extension into the right atrium. Although accurate diagnosis of ectopic liver may be possible with advanced imaging techniques, limited familiarity with the clinical entity is a barrier to early diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-718
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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