Gluskin AB, Dueker JM, El Hag M, Puthenpurayil KJ, Bataller R. Alcoholic hepatitis masquerading as tumor infiltration: Reversibility after abstinence. Clin Case Rep. 2019 Sep 30;7(11):2174-2176. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2448. eCollection 2019 Nov. PMID: 31788273
Dr. Ramon Bataller is senior author on Case Report in Clinical Case Reports
A subset of patients with alcoholic hepatitis present with atypical imaging resembling hepatic tumor infiltration. Our case involves a patient who was initially thought to have multiple large hepatic metastases, ultimately found to have alcoholic hepatitis. It is essential to ask about alcohol use when clinical suspicion is high.
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