ID 83266
Author
Ozden, llgin Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery Unit of the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Acarli, Koray Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery Unit of the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Rozanes, lzzet Department of Radiology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Yllmazbayhan, Dilek Department of Pathology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Cevikbas, Ugur Department of Pathology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Arlogul, Orhan Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery Unit of the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
Keywords
Hepatosteatosis
focal fatty change
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A patient, referred under a diagnosis of metastatic liver tumors, was found to have multiple areas of focal fatty change (FFC) which, during follow-up, exhibited discordant evolutions. To our knowledge, this phenomenon-regression of a FFC lesion with concurrent appearance or progression of other similar lesions in the same patient, has been reported in only one previous case. FFC can be strongly suggested by clinical, biochemical and radiologic criteria. However, an exact diagnosis can only be made with biopsy. To avoid misdiagnosing a malignancy as FFC and vice versa, biopsy should be performed without hesitation in all patients in whom a change in approach is possible.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
46
Issue
1-2
Start Page
105
End Page
108
Sort Key
105
Published Date
1999
Remark
FullText File
language
eng