Fat containing liver lesions

Last revised by Dr MT Niknejad on 18 Jun 2022

Fat containing liver lesions represent a variety of benign and malignant liver lesions may contain macroscopic and/or intracytoplasmic fat in sufficient quantities enabling characterization on imaging studies. Most fat-containing liver lesions (80%) in patients with cirrhosis are malignant, most of which are hepatocellular carcinoma 3.

Differential diagnosis

Benign
Malignant

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: hepatic angiomyolipoma
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  • Case 2: focal hepatic steatosis
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  • Case 3: HCC in phase
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  • Case 3: HCC out of phase
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  • Case 4: hepatic lipoma
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  • Case 5: steatohepatitic hepatocellular carcinoma (SH-HCC)
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  • Case 6: hepatic adenoma
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  • Case 7: focal nodular hyperplasia
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  • Case 8: pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule
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  • Case 9: hepatic lipoma
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