Calcified liver lesions are caused by a wide variety of factors. The most common lesions are inflammatory liver lesions followed by benign and malignant neoplasms. Hemangioma, one of the most common benign hepatic neoplasm in adults, often contains calcifications, in up to 20% of cases secondary to fibrosis and thrombosis of blood vessels. These calcifications are typically large, coarse, and located in the center of the lesions. Liver metastases, the most common malignant lesions found in the noncirrhotic liver, may contain areas of calcification. Radiologists should be aware of morphologic imaging features of calcified liver lesions to help differentiate benign from malignant lesions. Liver biopsy should be offered when the diagnosis is doubtful.
- Liver lesion
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