Inflammatory pseudotumour of the liver presenting with obstructive jaundice

ALİMOĞLU O., Sahin M., Eryilmaz R., Turgut H., Kurtulmus N., Igci A.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.105, no.3, pp.309-312, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2005.11679723
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.309-312


Inflammatory pseudotumours are rare benign tumours characterized by an inflammatory process and can occur in any system. We present a case of inflammatory pseudotumours of the liver presenting with obstructive jaundice due to a mass forming lesion in the left lobe of the liver which was treated by left hepatic lobectomy. Inflammatory pseudotumour of the liver is a benign lesion and diagnosis with an image examination is difficult. Surgical management depends on the location of the lesion. Peripheral hepatic pseudotumours may be treated with simple observation or conservative therapy. In contrast to this, those involving the porta hepatis require treatment for obstructive jaundice.