Benign Tumors of the Liver

  • Luca Aldrighetti
  • Francesco Cetta
  • Gianfranco Ferla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesco Cetta
      Pages 3-11
    3. Francesco Cetta
      Pages 13-23
    4. Francesco Cetta, Giuseppe Fusai, Massimo Malagò
      Pages 25-33
    5. Francesco Cetta, Giuseppe Fusai, Massimo Malagò
      Pages 35-45
  3. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Francesco De Cobelli, Gabriele Ironi, Paolo Marra, Antonio Esposito, Alessandro Del Maschio
      Pages 49-60
    3. Francesco De Cobelli, Paolo Marra, Gabriele Ironi, Antonio Esposito, Alessandro Del Maschio
      Pages 61-75
    4. Francesco De Cobelli, Paolo Marra, Gabriele Ironi, Antonio Esposito, Alessandro Del Maschio
      Pages 77-89
  4. Systematic Review of Benign Liver Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Antonio Giuliani, Sergio Aloia, Enrico Crolla, Loredana Sodano, Aldo Rocca, Fulvio Calise
      Pages 93-109
    3. Felice Giuliante, Agostino Maria De Rose, Gennaro Nuzzo
      Pages 111-127
    4. Felice Giuliante, Agostino Maria De Rose, Gennaro Nuzzo
      Pages 129-146
    5. Alessandro Ferrero, Nadia Russolillo, Serena Langella, Lorenzo Capussotti
      Pages 147-157
    6. Enrico Pinotti, Francesca Ratti, Federica Cipriani, Michele Paganelli, Marco Catena, Renato Finazzi et al.
      Pages 159-168
    7. Giorgio Ercolani, Chiara Zanfi, Matteo Cescon, Antonio Daniele Pinna
      Pages 169-181
    8. Kevin C. Soares, Andrew J. Page, Ihab Kamel, Timothy M. Pawlik
      Pages 183-193
    9. Marco Massani, Nicolò Bassi, C. Nistri, B. Pauletti
      Pages 195-206
    10. Massimo Memoli
      Pages 207-216
    11. Renato Finazzi
      Pages 217-230
  5. Treatment of Benign Liver Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Vincenzo Scuderi, Federico Tomassini, Roberto Ivan Troisi
      Pages 233-251
    3. Vishal G. Shelat, Federica Cipriani, Mohammad Abu Hilal
      Pages 253-267
    4. Alberto Patriti, Luciano Casciola
      Pages 269-279
    5. Massimo Venturini, Claudio Sallemi
      Pages 281-298
    6. Fabio Procopio, Guido Torzilli
      Pages 299-316
    7. Raffaella Reineke, Ambra Licia di Prima, Luigi Beretta
      Pages 317-326
    8. Francesca Ratti, Marco Catena, Michele Paganelli, Luca Aldrighetti
      Pages 333-337

About this book


Diagnosis of benign tumors of the liver is experiencing exponential growth, mainly owing to the diffusion of more accurate imaging techniques. This monograph opens by examining the epidemiology, histopathology, and genetics of these diseases and discussing liver physiopathology. The role of imaging techniques is described, and clear guidance provided on differential diagnosis. The full range of benign liver tumors and conditions is then systematically reviewed, including liver cysts and polycystic liver disease, Caroli disease, hemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, adenomas, hepatic manifestations of systemic diseases, and focal infectious diseases.

Surgical indications are accurately analyzed, with a view to assisting in the avoidance of useless interventions. Transplantation, laparoscopic resection, and robotic surgical techniques are described and illustrated, emphasizing the optimization of intra- and postoperative management in order to avoid potential complications and degeneration. In these chapters, attention is drawn to the ways in which the surgical management of benign liver tumors differs from that of malignant tumors. Information is also provided on anesthesia, blood transfusion, the role of interventional radiology in patients with benign liver tumors and fast track programs for liver surgery. This book, in handy format, will prove essential reading for all who are interested in benign liver surgery and will represent an invaluable source of knowledge for general and hepatobiliary surgeons, whether in training or practice.


Epidemiology of liver tumors Intra- and postoperative management Open liver surgery benign tumor ablation liver tumors diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Aldrighetti
    • 1
  • Francesco Cetta
    • 2
  • Gianfranco Ferla
    • 3
  1. 1.Hepatobiliary SurgerySan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.IRCCS MultiMedica HospitalSesto San GiovanniItaly
  3. 3.Hepatobiliary SurgerySan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12984-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12985-3
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