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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver presenting as incidentaloma: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8884330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammatory pseudotumors of the liver represent a rare entity in the world literature, only 53 cases have been reported previously. Patients present with fever, upper abdominal pain, and weight loss. The finding is usually mistaken as a malignant lesion. Therefore most of the reported patients (77.4%, n = 41) underwent surgical therapy including major liver resections in 30 cases, wedge resections in 5 cases, and liver transplantation in 1 case. Only 12 patients (22.6%) were treated conservatively or were observed. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with the incidental sonographic finding of a hepatic lesion. After contradictory findings in abdominal CT, MRT and hepatic scinti-scans, the diagnosis of an inflammatory pseudotumor could finally be confirmed by laparoscopic guided needle-biopsy. The clinical course of the patient was completely uneventful under observation. Clinopathological features, diagnostic findings, therapeutical options and outcome are discussed reviewing the cases reported in world literature.
A Schmid; D Jänig; A Bohuszlavizki; D Henne-Bruns
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-27     Completed Date:  1997-01-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  GREECE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of General & Thoracic Surgery, University of Kiei, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Imaging
Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Liver / pathology
Liver Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis

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