Mikail Çakır1, Sefa Tüzün1, Anıl Savaş1, Yılmaz Tosyalı2

1Clinic of General Surgery, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Pathology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver is a rare benign tumor that can be confused with malignant tumors of the liver. It is usually diagnosed after pathologic evaluation of the resected lesion. If a mass lesion in the liver is suspicious for malignancy on radiologic evaluation then surgical resection is planned for suitable patients rather than a biopsy. Inflammatory pseudotumors are similar to malignant tumors on macroscopic assessment, but microscopically they are characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells. In case of clinical or radiologic suspicion, the lesion is biopsied and once the diagnosis of inflammatory pseudotumor is made the lesion is managed by conservative-medical treatment. It must be kept in mind as part of differential diagnosis to avoid unnecessary surgery.

Keywords: Liver tumor, inflammatory pseudotumor, liver resection

Cite this paper as: Çakır M, Tüzün S, Savaş A, Tosyalı Y. Two pseudotumor cases mimicking liver malignancy. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 212-216.


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Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - M.Ç.; Design - A.S.; Supervision - M.Ç.; Funding - M.Ç.; Materials - M.Ç., S.T.; Data Collection and/or Processing - A.S., M.Ç.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - M.Ç., A.S.; Literature Review - A.S.; Writer - M.Ç.; Critical Review - S.T.

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No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.