Published online Jan 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i1.5
Revised: December 21, 2013
Accepted: January 6, 2014
Published online: January 16, 2014
Inflammatory pseudo-tumour (IPT) of the liver is a rare condition with the appearance of a tumour-like space occupying lesion. Aetiology and natural history is not known for these benign lesions, as they are commonly diagnosed as malignant lesions and frequently undergo surgical resection since spontaneous resolution is very rare. Multifocal IPT involving both lobes of liver are rarely reported. Here we report a unique case of multifocal IPT of the liver which resolved spontaneously within 5 wk period.
Core tip: Inflammatory pseudo-tumour (IPT) is extremely rare pre-operative diagnosis. It’s a benign condition which does not require surgical management and it rarely self resolves. Our case so unique in appearance that IPT generally are solitary and if multiple generally confined on lobe of liver. In our case this tumour mimicked metastasis and presented in bilobar presentation. It resolved in 5 wk something which is never reported in medical literature.