Ectopic liver in a five-week-old embryo

Vol. 62 No. 3, 2021


Jose-Luis Carrasco-Juan, Hugo Alvarez-Arguelles Cabrera, Carmen Martin-Corriente, Celeste Gonzalez-Garcia, Ricardo Gutierrez-Garcia, Lucio Diaz-Flores

The first case of a placental tumor composed of benign hepatic tissue was published in 1986 and considered a placental benign hepatocellular adenoma. Since then, this lesion is better known as ectopic liver, and a total of 12 cases have been published. The ectopic liver located in the umbilical cord is an even rarer alteration, with only nine cases described to date. We report another case of ectopic liver, this time in an embryo of only five weeks of gestational age.

Corresponding author: Jose-Luis Carrasco-Juan, Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail:

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.62.3.23 Download PDF
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