Published: 2019-06-29

Primary hepatic lymphoma mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma: case report and review of literature

Digvijoy Sharma, Gandadhar Rao Gondu, Nirjhar Raj, Suryaramachandra Varma Gunturi, Venu Madhav Thumma, Kunduru Navakishore, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Nagari Bheerappa


Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is a very rare malignancy presenting with non specific symptoms leading to late diagnosis. Due to its ability to masquerade other liver tumors, misdiagnosis is common. Here we present a case of a 52 years old man who presented with an incidentally detected SOL in liver with features of atypical hepatocellular carcinoma on imaging and fine needle aspiration cytology. He underwent a left hepatectomy and the final histology was a surprise in the form of hepatic lymphoma. He underwent appropriate chemotherapy post surgery and is asymptomatic at follow up.


Chemotherapy, Primary hepatic lymphoma, Surgery

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