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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 15, Issue 3–4, pp 266–269 | Cite as

Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver in Kostmann's disease

  • C.-C. Hsiao
  • C.-Long Chen
  • H.-L. Eng
CASE REPORT

Abstract

A case in which inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver (IPTL) seemed to complicate severe congenital neutropenia (Kostmann's disease) is reported. IPTL is a rare entity, especially in childhood. The exact etiology of this lesion is unknown, but it is generally regarded as a benign, reactive inflammatory condition. Based on 15 reported pediatric cases in the literature, the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of IPTL are discussed.

Key words Liver Inflammatory pseudotumor Childhood Kostmann's disease 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • C.-C. Hsiao
    • 1
  • C.-Long Chen
    • 2
  • H.-L. Eng
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Kaohsiung, 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung, 833, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW

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