[A case of hepatic congestion due to right heart failure mimicking liver tumor].

Dong Ho Shin, Myoung Ha Lee, Do Young Kim, Kyong Joo Lee, Jun Yong Park, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang Hyub Han, Chae Yoon Chon

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Abstract

This report describes a patient with hepatic congestion due to right heart failure mimicking liver tumor. The patient had a history of breast cancer and left total mastectomy 30 years ago, tricuspid valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve replacement 4 years ago. Three years ago, abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) was performed to evaluate inguinal hernia, which revealed multiple small hepatic nodules. After 1 year, the number and size of liver nodules were increased in CT scan. The patient underwent gun biopsy and histopathology revealed sinusoid enlargement. The patient recently had jaundice, abdominal distension, and peripheral edema. Liver dynamic CT scan was done to evaluate the palpable liver. The number and size of liver nodules were more increased in CT than 2 years ago. In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), numerous variable sized ill-defined nodules replacing entire liver with progressing centripetal enhancement, which were suggestive of malignancy such as angiosarcoma, were noted. MRI finding suspects malignancy or hemangiosarcoma. Finally, the patient received repeated gun biopsy, and histopathology revealed findings compatible with hepatic congestion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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