Focal fatty sparing in steatosis hepatis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Upper abdominal pain, elevated liver enzymes.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

CT abdomen

Pre and post contrast CT through the liver demonstrates a region of apparent hyperattenuation which does not however have mass effect. This is on the background of extensive diffuse hepatic steatosis. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of focal fatty sparing, involving the gallbladder fossa; a typical location. 

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Case information

rID: 16551
Published: 27th Jan 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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