Hepatocellular carcinoma with pyrexia: Report of a case

T. Hayashi, H. Honda, K. Kaneko, T. Fukuya, Y. Tateshi, T. Ro, T. Matsumata, E. Adachi, K. Masuda

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Reported here is a case of an unusual type of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Since this patient with liver mass exhibited continuous pyrexia, an inflammatory pseudotumor or abscess was strongly suspected. Two-phased incremental CT, MR with and without Gd-DTPA administration, and angiography demonstrated peripheral enhancement of the hepatic mass. Histologically, the tumor proved to be HCC with sarcomatoid degeneration. When one encounters a patient with a mass clinically and radiologically mimicking an inflammatory pseudotumor or an abscess, poorly differentiated HCC with sarcomatoid degeneration should be suspected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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Hayashi, T., Honda, H., Kaneko, K., Fukuya, T., Tateshi, Y., Ro, T., ... Masuda, K. (1995). Hepatocellular carcinoma with pyrexia: Report of a case. Radiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 13(3), 133-136.