Hepatic steatosis and haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 53
Gender: Female
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

CT shows a hepatic nodule in segment VI that is hyperdense compared to steatotic liver parenchyma. After contrast administration is noted a progressive peripheral enhancement that is centripetal and has a delayed homogenization.   

Annotated image

CT shows a hepatic nodule in segment VI that is hyperdense compared to steatotic liver parenchyma. After contrast administration is noted a progressive peripheral enhancement that is centripetal and has a delayed homogenization.   

Case Discussion

Diffuse hepatic steatosis is a common imaging finding, and can lead to difficulties assessing the liver appearances, specially on ultrasound exam. 

Hepatic haemangioma is a benign non-neoplastic hypervascular liver lesions. They are frequently diagnosed as an incidental findings on imaging and most patients are asymptomatic.

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Case information

rID: 31871
Case created: 2nd Nov 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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