Keimyung Med J.  2016 Jun;35(1):50-57. 10.0000/kmj.2016.35.1.50.

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver Mimicking an Infiltrative Malignancy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. parkwonhyeong@gmail.com

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a relatively rare and benign disease characterized by chronic inflammatory cell infiltration with fibrosis. It is difficult to diagnose IPT because of the absence of specific symptoms or unique radiological findings. IPT can be mistaken for a malignant tumor, such as cholangiocarcinoma or hepatocellular carcinoma, due to their similar clinical and radiological findings. Unfortunately, hepatic resection is often performed due to misdiagnosis. Presented here is a case of a woman aged over 60 years who presented with general weakness lasting more than one month and unexplained body weight loss.

Keyword

Cancer; Inflammatory pseudotumor; Liver
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