MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma
Journal Paper/Review - Mar 8, 2018
Schreiber Peter W, Schmid Adrian, Fagagnini Stefania, Kröger Arne, Vrugt Bart, Reiner Cäcilia S, Boggian Katia, Schiesser Marc, Mullhaupt Beat, Günthard Huldrych F
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.