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MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma


Schreiber, Peter W; Schmid, Adrian; Fagagnini, Stefania; Kröger, Arne; Vrugt, Bart; Reiner, Cäcilia S; Boggian, Katia; Schiesser, Marc; Müllhaupt, Beat; Günthard, Huldrych F (2018). MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 5(4):ofy052.

Abstract

Brucellosis is a common, worldwide zoonosis. Clinical presentation is protean and often goes unrecognized. Hepatic brucelloma is a rare local complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case in which magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography imaging prompted suspicion of a hepatic malignancy. Diagnosis was ultimately made by serology and polymerase chain reaction of resected liver tissue.

Abstract

Brucellosis is a common, worldwide zoonosis. Clinical presentation is protean and often goes unrecognized. Hepatic brucelloma is a rare local complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case in which magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography imaging prompted suspicion of a hepatic malignancy. Diagnosis was ultimately made by serology and polymerase chain reaction of resected liver tissue.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:April 2018
Deposited On:19 Apr 2018 13:20
Last Modified:04 Jun 2018 15:05
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:2328-8957
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy052
PubMed ID:29644248

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