European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine


The European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine is an official journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM). The journal wants to promote the practice of internal medicine in Europe. Its aim is to provide a forum to internal medicine doctors.
EJCRIM welcomes papers describing unusual or complex cases and case series that an internist may encounter in everyday practice. Case series are also welcomed as long as they demonstrate the appropiateness of a therapeutical approach or unusual manifestation of a disease.
The journal would also consider brief reasoned reports of issues relevant to the practice of Internal Medicine, as well as Abstracts submitted to scientific meetings of European societies of Internal Medicine.

EJCRIM is peer-reviewed with single-blind review and freely accessible to all.

Kapil Kumar Garg, Hapreet Singh
Daniela Dias Alves, Nulita Lourenço, Daniela Franco, Eufémio Calmeiro, Rosa Silva
María García-López, Carlos Cárceles-García, Mariya Ovsepyan, Jara Llenas-Garcia
Yogev Peri, Oshrat Tayer Shifman, Alon Hershko
Hana ZOUBEIDI, Thouraya Ben Salem, Imed Ben Ghorbel, Mohamed Habib Houman
Maria Kyriakopoulou, Guy Decaux, Mike El Mourad, Ruben Casado Arroyo
Hana Zoubeidi, Zohra Aydi, Fatma Daoud, Imen Rachdi, Wafa Koubaa, Raja Jouini, Lilia Baili, Achraf Debbiche, Besma Ben Dhaou, Fatma Boussema
Stefania Scarlini, Marco Gandolfo, Antonello Pietrangelo

A Diagnosis of Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver by Contrast Enhaced Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Biopsy: A Case Report

Annamaria Gesualdo, Rossana Tamburrano, Antonia Gentile, Antonio Giannini3, Giuseppe Palasciano, Vincenzo O Palmieri
Published: 05/12/2016


Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare, benign lesion of unclear etiology, which may be misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, secondary tumor or abscess, because of its non-specific clinical, biochemical and radiologic findings. We present the case of a 48-old-year male in whom diagnosis of liver IPT was suspected by contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and confirmed by fine-needle liver biopsy. The diagnosis is in contrast to most of the literature reports in which the diagnosis was made only based on a surgical specimen.