Hodgkin lymphoma with beaver tail liver
Known Hodgkin lymphoma.
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An elongated left liver lobe extends laterally to contact and often surround the spleen.
Massive lymphadenopathy around the aorta consistent with known Hodgkin lymphoma.
Beaver tail liver is an elongated left liver lobe that extends laterally to contact and surround the spleen (normal variant). This is also known as a sliver of liver and is a variant of hepatic morphology.
This variant is more common in females. The liver parenchyma is normal and thereby has the same risks of hepatic pathology as the rest of the liver except in trauma, where it is more prone to injury following trauma to the left upper quadrant or lower left chest.