Liver beaver tail

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking



Patient Data

Age: 40-50 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

The left lobe of the liver is slender and extends laterally to wrap around the anterior border of the spleen, what is known as a 'beaver tail' liver. 

Also note how low density the liver is in keeping with steatosis. The patient was an alcoholic.

Case Discussion

The beaver tail liver is a variant of hepatic morphology.

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Case Information

rID: 39317
Case created: 31st Aug 2015
Last edited: 24th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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