2018 Volume 57 Issue 23 Pages 3377-3380
Neurilemmomas are benign tumors arising from the sheaths of peripheral nerves. They appear rarely in the abdominal cavity. We herein report an 80-year-old man with a multilocular cystic neurilemmoma mimicking a liver lesion. Preoperative images showed a lesion in the porta hepatis. Although a preoperative diagnosis was difficult, surgery was undertaken because of the possibility of malignancy. Histologically, the tumor consisted of spindle-shaped cells with positivity for S-100 protein. The final diagnosis was a neurilemmoma. Porta hepatic neurilemmomas are rare. When we encounter a multilocular cystic lesion of the liver, neurilemmoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis.