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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Case Report

Liver Pseudolymphoma (Reactive Lymphoid Hyperplasia): Difficulty in Radiological and Pathological Diagnosis

Author(s): Suleyman Bakdik*, Necdet Poyraz, Teyfik Kucukkartallar and Pembe Oltulu

Volume 18, Issue 3, 2022

Published on: 07 January, 2022

Page: [357 - 361] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573405617666210504120142

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Background: Pseudolymphoma of the liver (Reactive Lymphoid Hyperplasia) (RLH) is a rare condition. It is usually asymptomatic and detected incidentally on radiological imaging. Imaging features are similar to hepatic adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and malignant lymphoma and are not specific for pseudolymphoma of the liver. Percutaneous core biopsy is insufficient to distinguish pseudolymphoma of the liver from low-grade malignant lymphoma and extranodal marginal lymphomas.

Case Descriptions: In this article, we present a case of hepatic RLH of a patient who was presented with a skin rash on the leg and was detected incidentally on radiological imaging.

Conclusion: Preoperative definitive diagnosis of hepatic RLH using various imaging methods, including MRI with hepatocellular agents, is highly difficult.

Keywords: Pseudolymphoma, reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma, MRI, benign lesion, germinal center.

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