Focal nodular hyperplasia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Right upper quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30-year-old
Gender: Female

A large mass is seen at left hepatic lobe with bright contrast enhancement on arterial phase. The central scar of the lesion remain low attenuation on early phases. The scar demonstrate mild enhancement on delayed phase, but the lesion's density itself goes back to the background liver (isodense) on delayed phase. 

Case Discussion

The CT findings in a 29 Y/O female are consistent with focal nodular hyperplasia (Histologically proven).

FNH is a benign tumour-like mass of the liver, second only to haemangiomas in frequency and most frequently found in young to middle aged adults, with a strong female predilection.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 21048
Published: 1st Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.