Can a decision-making model be justified in the management of hepatocellular adenoma?



Susanna M. van Aalten, MD

Department of Surgery

Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam

‘s Gravendijkwal 230, Office Z-836

P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Tel: +00 31 (0)10 703 4631

Fax: +00 31 (0)10 703 0026



During recent years, there was a great development in the area of hepatocellular adenomas (HCA), especially regarding the pathological subtype classification, radiological imaging and management during pregnancy. This review discusses the current knowledge about diagnosis and treatment modalities of HCA and proposes a decision-making model for HCA. A Medline search of studies relevant to epidemiology, histopathology, complications, imaging and management of HCA lesions was undertaken. References from identified articles were hand-searched for further relevant articles.