Pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule
Right lower quadrant pain.
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These images demonstrate a well-circumscribed fat attenuation lesion at the surface of the liver.
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The patient had no history of malignancy and the study was otherwise negative. Given the location, shape, and attenuation of the nodule, a diagnosis of pseudolipoma of the Glisson capsule was made.
This pseudolipoma is thought to form when a colonic epiploic appendage becomes ectopically located in the hepatic capsule. It is a developmental curiosity and has no known deleterious effect.
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