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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(10): 928-932.
Hepatic Fascioliasis Mimicking Metastatic Tumor.
Jong Yup Bae, Chan Il Park
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A case of hepatic fascioliasis misdiagnosed as metastatic carcinoma was reported. The patient was a 22-year-old woman who had had rectal adenocarcinoma (Duke stage C2), and had been treated by Mile'operation 8 months ago. A computed tomogram(CT) demonstrated multiple low density nodules in the liver suggesting a metastatic tumor. A partial liver lobectomy was performed. The resected liver showed multiple necrotic nodules, which appeared to be abscesses containing eggs of the Fasciola species. Parasitic infection should be considered as one of the possible etiologies of hepatic nodules which mimic metastatic carcinoma either clinically or radiologically.
Key Words: Fascioliasis; Metastatic tumor; Liver; Computed tomogram(CT)
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