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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 930569, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/930569
Case Report

CT, MRI and DWI Features of a Solid Organizing Hepatic Abscess

1Department of Radiology, San Bortolo Hospital, Viale F. Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
2Department of Infectious Diseases, San Bortolo Hospital, Viale F. Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy

Received 12 May 2014; Accepted 5 August 2014; Published 13 August 2014

Academic Editor: Ercan Kocakoc

Copyright © 2014 Sergio Savastano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Solid organizing hepatic abscess is a rare form of focal infection, which needs differentiation from benign and malignant solid masses. We report a case of a 30-year-old man with a solid organizing hepatic abscess, diagnosed by imaging and ex juvantibus criteria. CT and MRI findings are presented and role of DWI is outlined. Noninvasive diagnosis of a solid organizing hepatic abscess is possible in the appropriate clinical setting; percutaneous or surgical biopsy may be indicated in equivocal cases.