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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroent Hepatol 2019; 73(6): 501–508. doi:10.14735/amgh2019501.

Focal inflammatory liver lesions

Vladimír Frýba1, Jan Ulrych1, Hana Kristianová1, Zdeněk Krška1

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Summary

Focal inflammatory liver lesions are a heterogeneous group of diseases that involve both infectious and non-infectious inflammatory processes. The most frequent type of infectious inflammatory hepatic lesions are abscesses of different origins (pyogenic, amoebic, fungal), followed by parasitic liver cysts and, rarely, by tuberculosis of the liver. Non-infectious inflammatory processes include sarcoidosis of the liver and hepatic inflammatory pseudotumors. This article reviews the etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of particular focal hepatic inflammatory processes.

Keywords

liver abscess, amoebic abscess, echinoccocosis, focal liver lesion, inflammation

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