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Hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking cholangiocellular carcinoma: A case report and literature review.

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Summary of "Hepatic sarcoidosis mimicking cholangiocellular carcinoma: A case report and literature review."

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in affected organs. Almost 70% of patients with a sarcoidosis reaction have hepatic involvement. However, evidence-based clinical management or treatment strategies for hepatic sarcoidosis are poorly defined. Here, we present a case of a resected hepatic sarcoidosis patient. Additionally, we review the relevant hepatic sarcoidosis literature and discuss the clinical management of hepatic sarcoidosis.

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Name: International journal of surgery case reports
ISSN: 2210-2612
Pages: 165-168

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