Hepatic steatosis

Hepatic steatosis refers to an increase of intracellular fat in the liver. It is widely mischaracterised by both radiologists and sonographers that it represents 'fatty infiltration' however the fat is in the hepatocytes and not the extracellular matrix. On imaging grounds, it can broadly be divided into two groups.

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rID: 12584
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fatty liver

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    Focal hepatic steatosis
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    Fatty liver - CECT
    Diffuse hepatic steatosis
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    Diffuse hepatic steatosis with metastases
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