Focal fatty infiltration of the liver mimicking a tumor: Sonographic and CT features

Akira Kawashima, Shinichi Suehiro, Sadayuki Murayama, Walter J. Russell

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Abstract

Focal fatty infiltration of the liver detected by ultrasonography (US) in this asymptomatic woman had unusual features. It appeared as a sharply marginated, spherical mass lesion on CT, with soft tissue attenuation values of 30 HU unenhanced and 50 HU with enhancement. This tumor-like zone completely resolved on follow-up US and CT, underscoring the need for follow-up examinations to exclude primary or metastatic tumors. Our review of the literature failed to reveal previous reports of features such as these.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Liver, abnormalities
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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