Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver

Jayme E. Locke, Michael A. Choti, Michael S. Torbenson, Karen M Horton, Ernesto P. Molmenti

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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Keywords

  • Inflammatory
  • Liver
  • Neoplasm
  • Pseudotumor
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Locke, J. E., Choti, M. A., Torbenson, M. S., Horton, K. M., & Molmenti, E. P. (2005). Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver. Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, 12(4), 314-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00534-004-0962-z