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Pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule

Pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule is an uncommon developmental anomaly in which a piece of colonic epiploic fat becomes ectopically located within the liver capsule.

Radiographic features

  • well-circumscribed fat attenuation (-20 to -70 HU) nodule at the liver surface
  • it can sometimes have soft tissue attenuation and can have a small peripheral calcification 3
  • well-circumscribed nodule at the liver surface that follows fat signal intensity on all sequences and suppresses with fat saturation

Differential diagnosis

They might be mistaken by peripheral intra-hepatic fat-containing lesions and, therefore, the differential diagnosis would include:

Other differentials considerations include: 

Hepatobiliary pathology

Article information

rID: 31884
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Glisson capsule lipoma
  • Hepatic pseudolipoma
  • Pseudolipomas of the Glisson capsule
  • Hepatic pseudolipomas

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