Pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

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

CT
  • 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
MRI
  • 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: 

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