Hepatic steatosis and haemangioma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Ultrasound

Markedly echogenic liver due to hepatic steatosis makes the haemangioma 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
Case created: 26th May 2008
Last edited: 30th Mar 2018
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