Multiple Pseudotumors of the Liver Associated with Adenocarcinoma of the Colon: A Case Report

Hamid Tavakkoli, Farzaneh Ashrafi, Parvin Mahzouni, Ghazal Ataabadi, Mahshid Haghighi


Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare non-neoplastic process of unknown etiology, generally following a benign inflammatory condition. It is often mistaken as an either primary or metastatic malignancy in imaging studies. We report a 48 year-old female with numerous target lesions (2-4 cm) seen on high resolution ultrasound, spiral CT scan, and MRI in all liver lobes compatible with metastasis. Guided biopsies of the lesions were performed twice, but the pathologies showed no evidence of malignancy. Colonoscopy revealed adenocarcinoma of the colon. This case highlights liver pseudotumor in the differential diagnosis of hepatic tumoral lesions.


Liver tumoral lesions; Pseudotumor; Colon adenocarcinoma.

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