Pseudocirrhosis: A Case Series and Literature Review

Abimbola Adike, Nina Karlin, Christine Menias, Elizabeth J. Carey

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Pseudocirrhosis describes morphological changes of the liver that closely mimic cirrhosis, without the typical histopathological changes seen in cirrhosis. It most commonly occurs in patients with metastatic breast cancer, although it has been reported in other malignancies as well. Like in cirrhosis, portal hypertension is often seen in patients with pseudocirrhosis. Pseudocirrhosis is a rare but important complication of metastatic cancer. In this case series and literature review, we describe 6 patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. We report the significant morbidity associated with pseudocirrhosis in the course of treatment in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-391
Number of pages11
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016


  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Portal hypertension
  • Pseudocirrhosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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