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International Journal of Gastroenterology Disorders & Therapy Volume 3 (2016), Article ID 3:IJGDT-122, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.15344/2393-8498/2016/122
Case Report
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

Malgorzata Zdunek1, Anna Ostrowska1, Piotr Wilczynski2, Slawomir Rudzki2 and Justyna Szumilo1*

1Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2 Department of General Surgery, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Prof. Justyna Szumilo MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, 8 Jaczewskiego Str., PL-20-059, Lublin, Poland; E-mail: jszumilo@wp.pl
06 January 2016; 09 April 2016; 11 April 2016
Zdunek M, Ostrowska A, Wilczynski P, Rudzki S, Szumilo J (2016) Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes. Int J Gastroenterol Disord Ther 3: 122. doi: https://doi.org/10.15344/2393-8498/2016/122

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver is a rare tumor-like lesion which has no specific clinical, laboratory or radiological findings. Despite the advances in the imaging techniques there is still possibility of misdiagnosis of this hepatic condition since it is often confused with primary or secondary neoplasms of the liver. Moreover, the gross appearance of inflammatory pseudotumor sometimes suggests malignancy. A new case of a hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor in a 65-year-old woman is reported. The patient suffered from some disorders which are thought to be induction factors for the tumor, i.e. cholelithiasis accompanied by chronic cholecystitis in the past medical history and diabetes mellitus type 2. A brief review of the literature especially regarding to histopathological features and diagnosis of hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor was also presented.