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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology:
Case Reports

Lipiodol Accumulation in Focal Peliosis Hepatis with Sinusoidal Dilatation

Shim, Sang Goon M.D.; Paik, Seung Woon M.D.; Hyun, Jae Geun M.D.; Choi, Moon Seok M.D.; Lee, Joon Hyeok M.D.; Rhee, Poong-Lyul M.D.; Kim, Jae J. M.D.; Koh, Kwang Cheul M.D.; Rhee, Jong Chul M.D.; Choi, Kyoo Wan M.D.; Park, Chul Kun M.D.

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Abstract

Peliosis hepatis is a rare benign condition that is histologically characterized by multiple cystic blood-filled spaces in the liver. Although the cause is unknown, the condition occurs in association with several diseases or medications. We report a patient who was found to have a lesion with lipiodol accumulation in the liver 2 months after its intraarterial injection. The lesion was diagnosed and treated as a small hepatocellular carcinoma. However, subsequent right hepatic lobectomy and histologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of focal peliosis hepatis.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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