Hepatic steatosis and hemangioma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Markedly echogenic liver due to hepatic steatosis makes the hemangioma appear hypoechoic. Note the absence of echogenic walls to vessels. 

Low attenuation liver, most easily seen during portal venous phase, consistent with hepatic steatosis (non-contrast: liver = 40HU, spleen = 51HU, portal venous phase: liver = 88HU, Spleen 126HU). This makes it difficult to make out in segment 5/6, ~2cm lesion.

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rID: 3562
Published: 26th May 2008
Last edited: 1st Apr 2020
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