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Case Report A Case of High-grade Dysplastic nodule Mimicking Well-differentiated Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Dong Hee Kim, Seung Woon Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyuk Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Byung Cheol Yoo
Journal of Liver Cancer 2004;4(1):42-45
Published online: June 30, 2004
Division of Gastroenterology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Seung Woon Paik,
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The differential diagnosis of small nodular lesion arising in cirrhosis is basically restricted to early hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) and non-malignant macronodules including large regenerative, low-and high-grade dysplastic nodules. Especially, differentiation of HCC from high-grade dysplasia is a well-recognized problem. Here we describe an unusual case of high-grade dysplasia which mimicks HCC. A 3 cm, hepatic mass was detected in a 47-year-old man with chronic hepatitis during abdominal sonography. Differential diagnosis was difficult with laboratory and radiological studies. It was proved to be a high-grade dysplasia after surgical resection.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer