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Keimyung Medical Journal 2016;35(1):50-57.
Published online June 22, 2016.
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver Mimicking an Infiltrative Malignancy.
Ji Hwan Chung, Won Hyeong Park, Ji Won Lee, Jae Yun Yang, Seong Yeong Ahn, Sang Hee Lee, Hui Seo Kim, Seung Moon Han
Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. parkwonhyeong@gmail.com
Abstract
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a relatively rare and benign disease characterized by chronic inflammatory cell infiltration with fibrosis. It is difficult to diagnose IPT because of the absence of specific symptoms or unique radiological findings. IPT can be mistaken for a malignant tumor, such as cholangiocarcinoma or hepatocellular carcinoma, due to their similar clinical and radiological findings. Unfortunately, hepatic resection is often performed due to misdiagnosis. Presented here is a case of a woman aged over 60 years who presented with general weakness lasting more than one month and unexplained body weight loss.
Key Words: Cancer, Inflammatory pseudotumor, Liver


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