Korean J Hepatol > Volume 4(1); 1998 > Article
The Korean Journal of Hepatology 1998;4(1): 69-76.
증례 : 간의 염증성 가성종양 ( Case Report : Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver )
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver
Sang Hyun Kim , Hyun Kyung Lee , Won Choong Choi , Kwan Yub Kim , Kyung Mi Park
ABSTRACT
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver is a rare benign tumor with microscopic finding of fibrous stroma and chronic inflammatory cell infiltration. Predominance of plasma cells, histiocytes, lymphocytes, some eosinophils and whorled pattern of fibrosis is often characteristic. Due to similar radiologic appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma, inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver was often misdiagnosed and hepatic resection is often performed before preoperative tissue diagnosis. We report a case of inflammatory pseudotumor, which was a 47-year-old woman with fever, upper aMominal pain and weight loss, diagnosed by sonoguided liver biopsy and treated with antibiotic therapy only without surgery. After two weeks of treatment, the radiologic image of the mass was almost disappeared with improvement of previous symptoms. This opportunity and the possible effectiveness of antibiotic treatment should keep in mind in the differential diagnosis of the hepatic mass with similar radiologic appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma. (Korean J Hepatol 1998;8:69 76)
KeyWords: Inflammatory pseudotumor , Liver , Antibiotic therapy

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