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Intern Med. 2012;51(7):723-6. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography and Ga-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI of hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor: a case report.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

A liver neoplasm was found in a 63-year-old man with alcoholic liver disease. Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography (US) showed that the neoplasm was isoechoic at the early vascular phase and hypoechoic at the post-vascular phase. Gadolinium ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that the neoplasm was hypointense at the hepatobiliary phase. We suspected that it was a malignant tumor. By needle biopsy, however, the neoplasm was diagnosed as an inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT). We encountered a rare case of hepatic IPT, the differential diagnosis of which was difficult to distinguish from malignant tumor. Here, we report new US and MRI findings of hepatic IPT.

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