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Medical Term:

hepatic adenoma


Definition: a benign tumor of the liver, usually occurring in women during the reproductive years in association with lengthy oral contraceptive use. The tumor is usually solitary, subcapsular, and large, composed of cords of hepatocytes with portal triads.

Synonym(s): hepatocellular adenoma

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