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Congenital Riedel’s lobe of the liver: A case report
1Department of Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
2Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Jersey, USA
Hepatology Forum 2024; 5(2): 87-89 DOI: 10.14744/hf.2023.2023.0007 PMCID: PMC10936122
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Riedel’s lobe of the liver is a rare anatomical variant often incidentally found on imaging or through the presence of hepatomegaly on physical examination. While patients are usually asymptomatic, the presentation of this condition can vary, ranging from nonspecific symptoms to more severe issues such as torsion, obstruction, rupture, and bleeding. We present a case of a patient with asymptomatic hepatomegaly who was incidentally found to have Riedel’s lobe of the liver, accompanied by an elevated IgG mitochondrial antibody. The range of symptoms associated with this rare anatomical variation underscores its importance in diagnosis and surveillance within this patient population.