Journal of Cancer Research and Practice

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

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver


Tsen-Long Yang1, Hong-Chuen Chang2 
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
Taiwan

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.


How to cite this article:
Yang TL, Chang HC. Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver.J Cancer Res Pract 2019;6:96-99


How to cite this URL:
Yang TL, Chang HC. Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver. J Cancer Res Pract [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 15 ];6:96-99
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