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'Solitary' necrotic nodules of the liver: an aetiology reaffirmed.
  1. M Sundaresan,
  2. B Lyons,
  3. A B Akosa
  1. Department of Histopathology, Hammersmith Hospital, London.


    Morphological features of lesions conforming to the description of solitary necrotic nodules of the liver were compared with liver haemangiomata and necrotic tumour metastases in the liver. An origin in haemangiomata is confirmed for most of the lesions studied, although the necrotic nodule may represent the end stage of a variety of lesions. These lesions are usually benign, although necrotic nodules are often mistaken for liver metastases. A reticulin stain is useful in assessing the lesions.

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