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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver.

Authors
  • Locke, Jayme E
  • Choti, Michael A
  • Torbenson, Michael S
  • Horton, Karen M
  • Molmenti, Ernesto P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
12
Issue
4
Pages
314–316
Identifiers
PMID: 16133699
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver (IPL) is a rare benign neoplasm. It often masquerades as a malignancy, either primary or metastatic. We describe the case of a 71-year-old man who presented with fever and malaise. Workup revealed a cecal mass, as well as a lesion in the left lobe of the liver. Pathologic examination showed a cecal neoplasm and a hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor. The patient recovered uneventfully. This case highlights the ability of IPL to masquerade as a malignant hepatic neoplasm, and emphasizes the difficulties in diagnosis.

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