Hepatic lymphoma

Last revised by Mostafa Elfeky on 18 Jan 2022

Hepatic lymphoma is a term given to any form of hepatic involvement with lymphoma. This can be broadly divided into:


Risk factors for developing hepatic lymphoma:

Radiographic features

Many tend to present as focal liver lesions 2. It may be difficult to differentiate primary vs. secondary from analysis of the liver lesion alone (at the time of initial writing).


Lesions are reported to be hypoattenuating on CT 4.


Reported signal characteristics include 1,2:

  • T1: hypointense (mild to moderate) relative to liver
  • T2: hyperintense relative to liver
  • C+ (Gd): transient increased perilesional enhancement is common

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