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Hepatic peliosis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Pancytopenia, on azathioprine for severe Crohn disease.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female


 MRI demonstrates numerous liver lesions which are low on T1 and high on T2 weighted sequences, without fat (no drop out on out of phase sequences) and demonstrates extensive contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

Biopsy confirmed hepatic peliosis.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 8026
Published: 4th Jan 2010
Last edited: 15th Oct 2019
Tag: liver
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