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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 504619, 3 pages
Case Report

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver Complicated by Lung Necrosis and Pleural Empyema: A Case Report

Liver Transplantation Unit, Bonsucesso Federal Hospital—Health Ministry, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Received 3 June 2011; Accepted 7 July 2011

Academic Editors: C. Feo, E. I. Kapetanakis, and K. Okuda

Copyright © 2011 Klaus Steinbrück 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.


Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver (IPTL) is a rare condition, but an important differential diagnosis of hepatic space-occupying lesions. It may regress spontaneously and mimic other liver tumors. Complications are usually intrahepatic. Herein, we present a case of IPTL which developed pleural empyema and lung necrosis as an uncommon complication.