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Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 259–262 | Cite as

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
Article

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.

Key words: Breast cancer—Granuloma—Computed tomography (CT). 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Matsuo
    • 1
  • Y. Sugawara
    • 1
  • J. Yamamoto
    • 1
  • S. Yamasaki
    • 1
  • K. Shimada
    • 1
  • T. Kosuge
    • 1
  • M. Sakamoto
    • 1
  • T. Takayama
    • 1
  • M. Makuuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery of National Cancer Center Hospital, 5-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, JapanJP
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery Division, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JapanJP

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