Peliosis hepatis: 2 case reports of a rare liver disorder and its differential diagnosis

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Abstract

Rationale:

Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare tumor-like liver lesion composed of multiple blood-filled cavities within the liver parenchyma. It is hard to differentiate PH from other liver lesions by imaging, such as carcinoma, metastases, or abscess.

Patient concerns:

Here, we reported 2 cases that presented with liver lesions under ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scanning, without any history of liver diseases or drug usage traced back.

Diagnoses:

Liver biopsy and laparoscopy were processed, and the lesions were eventually diagnosed as PH by histopathology, which microscopically presented with multiple sinusoidal dilatations with blood-filled cystic spaces.

Interventions:

After the liver biopsy or laparoscopy, the patients were discharged and followed up in the clinic.

Outcomes:

Both patients were followed up for at least 1 year with good recovery.

Lessons:

PH should always be recognized in the differentiation of liver lesions, particularly indistinctive lesion(s) without any history of liver-related diseases.

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