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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-99

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver

1 Department of General Surgery, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tsen-Long Yang
Department of General Surgery, Shin Kong Wu Ho.Su Memorial Hospital, No. 95, Wenchang Road, Taipei City 111
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCRP.JCRP_15_18

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Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare benign lesion, characterized by chronic infiltration of inflammatory cells and areas of necrosis mimicking a malignant tumor. Few cases have been reported, and the precise etiology is still unknown. Patients usually present with abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice. Herein, we report the case of a 78-year-old male with a history of diabetes mellitus who had abdominal fullness and body weight loss for 4 months. A computed tomography scan showed a 15-cm liver tumor in segment 2 and 3 and suspected hepatocellular carcinoma. Left hepatectomy was performed, and the pathology showed IPT. After surgery, the symptom of abdominal fullness subsided.

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