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Solitary eosinophilic liver abscess mimicking of hepatocellular carcinoma
Jeong Eun Song
Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Address for Correspondence:  Jeong Eun Song ,Tel: 053-650-3517, Fax: 053-650-3517, Email: ssong3004@naver.com
Received: 2 October 2023;  Accepted: 21 October 2023.  Published online: 21 October 2023.
ABSTRACT
A 63-year-old male patient, who presented with a hypoechoic solitary nodule detected during an abdominal ultrasound, was suspected of having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following additional imaging examinations such as CT and MRI. In order to confirm the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, a liver tissue biopsy was conducted, and this case was diagnosed as an eosinophilic liver abscess. Eosinophilic liver abscess can present with various radiological findings, and in Korea, they are not an uncommon condition. It may be beneficial to assess peripheral blood eosinophil counts before conducting additional imaging studies in cases where a solitary lesion is identified on abdominal ultrasound, as this can aid in the diagnosis.
Keywords: 호산구성 간농양; 복부 초음파; 간세포암; 톡소카라증
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