Isolated hepatic calcifications

Case contributed by Dr Faheemullah Khan

Presentation

Long-standing right hypochondrial pain. History of common bile duct stone.

Patient Data

Age: 50 Years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Abdominal examination in supine position reveals normal sized liver with normal parenchymal echotexture and isolated hepatic parenchymal calcifications.

Case Discussion

This was a follow-up for a case of cholelithiasis and cholangitis. She had recently undergone ERCP for the stone's retrieval. THe common bile duct was of normal caliber and contained no visible calculus. These calcifications may be due to previous granulomatous infectious processes, e.g. tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, or an autoimmune process, i.g. sarcoidosis.

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Case information

rID: 65274
Published: 4th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hayatabad Medical Complex

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