Amiodarone hepatotoxicity

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Cardiac patient on long term amiodarone presents with elevated liver enzymes. Otherwise asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 64 years
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen (selected images)

There is a diffuse increased hepatic attenuation, a nonspecific finding. 

Case Discussion

While being non specific, increased hepatic attenuation has been described as one of the effects of Amiodarone on the liver.

In clinical discussion, the finding of increased hepatic attenuation on CT, was correlated to be secondary to Amiodarone hepatotoxicity.

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Case information

rID: 19223
Published: 17th Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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