Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver: a condition hard to diagnose

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Raquel A. Latorre Fragua
Alba Manuel Vázquez
Luis Gijón De La Santa
Roberto De La Plaza Llamas
José M. Ramia Ángel


Inflammatory pseudotumors of the liver are rare and lack clear etiology and pathogenesis. The preoperative diagnosis is seldom made but it avoids unnecessary surgery. We report the case of a young male patient with a history of cutaneous lupus and episodes cholangitis after an acute pancreatitis. As the imaging tests could not rule out cholangiocarcinoma, a left liver resection was performed, and the final histologic diagnosis was inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver.


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Latorre Fragua, R. A., Vázquez, A. M., Gijón De La Santa, L., De La Plaza Llamas, R., & Ramia Ángel, J. M. (2022). Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver: a condition hard to diagnose. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 114(4), 359–363. Retrieved from
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