Hepatology International

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 649–652

Spontaneous regression of a solitary necrotic nodule of the liver

  • Chang Soo Choi
  • Eun Young Cho
  • Jin Soo Jeong
  • Chong Ju Im
  • Bong Joon Yang
  • Haak Cheoul Kim
Case Report

Abstract

Solitary necrotic nodules of the liver occur rarely. Although these nodules are usually benign, they are surgically removed in most cases because they cannot be differentiated from malignant lesions. To date, the natural history of solitary fibrous nodules remains unclear. We present the case of an incidentally detected hepatic mass (diameter 2 cm) in a 35-year-old man. The hepatic mass was diagnosed as a solitary necrotic nodule by liver biopsy. Follow-up radiologic examination revealed that the solitary necrotic nodule had spontaneously regressed. This is the first report on the natural course history of a solitary necrotic nodule.

Keywords

Liver Solitary necrotic nodule Natural course 

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© Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang Soo Choi
    • 1
  • Eun Young Cho
    • 1
  • Jin Soo Jeong
    • 1
  • Chong Ju Im
    • 1
  • Bong Joon Yang
    • 1
  • Haak Cheoul Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, College of MedicineWonkwang University HospitalIksanKorea

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