Diffuse hepatic steatosis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Pregnant.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

This single ultrasound image demonstrates the liver to by hyperechoic with loss of the normally bright vascular margins. Features are consistent with diffuse fatty change. 

Case Discussion

A single image of the liver of a pregnant woman with diffuse fatty liver which may, in the correct clinical setting, represent acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Unfortunately, no further clinical information is available. 

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Case information

rID: 7310
Published: 9th Oct 2009
Last edited: 5th Sep 2019
Tag: liver
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