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

Journal Paper/Review - Mar 8, 2018

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Schreiber P, Schmid A, Fagagnini S, Kröger A, Vrugt B, Reiner C, Boggian K, Schiesser M, Mullhaupt B, Günthard H. MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018; 5:ofy052.
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Open Forum Infect Dis 2018; 5
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Mar 8, 2018
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2328-8957
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ofy052
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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.