Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver

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

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005


  • Inflammatory
  • Liver
  • Neoplasm
  • Pseudotumor
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology


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