Phantom tumor

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(Med.) a swelling, especially of the abdomen, due to muscular spasm, accumulation of flatus, etc., simulating an actual tumor in appearance, but disappearing upon the administration of an anæsthetic.

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2), and reported as phantom tumor. Due to these findings, peroral diuretic treatment was initiated in that medical centre.
Distinguishing hydatid disease from other pathologies like phantom tumor may be extremely difficult, even with CT.