Korean J Hepatol > Volume 15(2); 2009 > Article
The Korean Journal of Hepatology 2009;15(2): 193-200.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.2.193
A case of hypervascular hyperplastic nodules mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma in alcoholic Liver cirrhosis
Jae Eun Park, M.D., Byung Seok Kim, M.D., Chang Hyeong Lee, M.D., Joon Hyuck Choi, M.D., Young Chan Park, M.D.1, Kwan Kyu Park, M.D.2
Departments of Internal Medicine, Radiology1, Pathology2, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
ABSTRACT
Benign hypervascular hyperplastic nodules (HHN) in liver cirrhosis are very rare. It is important to distinguish between regenerative nodules (hyperplastic nodules) and tumorous nodules (dysplastic or neoplastic nodules) in hepatocellular nodular lesions. The differential diagnosis between HHN and hepatocellular carcinoma on the basis of radiologic imaging is often difficult, and is clinically important when determining the therapeutic plan. Therefore, histological confirmation by needle biopsy sampling of the liver is necessary for a correct diagnosis of HHN. We report herein a case of benign HHN mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma in a 32-year-old male alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient without viral hepatitis infection. (Korean J Hepatol 2009; 15:193-200)
KeyWords: Hypervascular hyperplastic nodules; Liver cirrhosis, Alcoholic; Carcinoma, Hepatocellular

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