Resection of liver granulomas under a diagnosis of metastases from breast cancer

K. Matsuo, Y. Sugawara, J. Yamamoto, S. Yamasaki, K. Shimada, T. Kosuge, M. Sakamoto, T. Takayama, M. Makuuchi

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Abstract

Three cases of liver granuloma mistakenly diagnosed as metastases from breast cancer are described. No common cause for granuloma formation in the liver was evident among the patients. Although surgical intervention to obtain a definitive diagnosis may occasionally be necessary, care needs to be exercised in the preoperative diagnosis of liver tumors. The growth rate of the lesions may be an important factor to consider.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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    Matsuo, K., Sugawara, Y., Yamamoto, J., Yamasaki, S., Shimada, K., Kosuge, T., Sakamoto, M., Takayama, T., & Makuuchi, M. (2000). Resection of liver granulomas under a diagnosis of metastases from breast cancer. Abdominal Imaging, 25(3), 259-262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002610000028