A Diagnosis of Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver by Contrast Enhaced Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Biopsy: A Case Report
  • Annamaria Gesualdo
    Clinica Medica “A. Murri”, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
  • Rossana Tamburrano
    Clinica Medica “A. Murri”, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
  • Antonia Gentile
    Department of Emergency and Transplantation, Pathology Section, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
  • Antonio Giannini
    Radiology Division, Ospedale Di Venere, Bari
  • Giuseppe Palasciano
    Clinica Medica “A. Murri”, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
  • Vincenzo Ostilio Palmieri
    Clinica Medica “A. Murri”, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7649-6028

Keywords

Liver, Inflammatory pseudotumor, Ultrasound, Biopsy

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare, benign lesion of unclear etiology, which may be misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, secondary tumor or abscess, because of its non-specific clinical, biochemical and radiologic findings. We present the case of a 48-old-year male in whom diagnosis of liver IPT was suspected by contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and confirmed by fine-needle liver biopsy. The diagnosis is in contrast to most of the literature reports in which the diagnosis was made only based on a surgical specimen.

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    Published: 2017-03-27
    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 2 (view)


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    Gesualdo A, Tamburrano R, Gentile A, Giannini A, Palasciano G, Palmieri VO. A Diagnosis of Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver by Contrast Enhaced Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Biopsy: A Case Report. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2016_000495.