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Case 10172

Hepatic splenosis mimicking HCC in a patient with hepatitis C liver cirrhosis

Author(s)
Vincenzo Schininà*, Giovanni Vennarecci°, Massimo Cristofaro*, Roberto Santoro*, Domenico Chiappetta*, Giuseppe M. Ettorre°, Elisa Busi Rizzi*.

lazzaro spallanzani,
istituto nazionale delle malattie infettive,
diagnostica per immmagini;
via portunese 292 00149 roma;
Email:busirizzi@inmi.it
 
Patient
male, 46 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Enhanced MRI. Mild persistent rim enhancement on the venous phases.

    Ax enhanced CT. The lesion shows an homogeneous arterial enhancement.

     
    Area of Interest: Liver; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Cirrhosis;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Ax enhanced CT. The lesion shows an homogeneous arterial enhancement.

    Enhanced MRI. The lesion shows wash-out with mild persistent rim enhancement on the venous phases

     
    Area of Interest: Liver; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Cirrhosis;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Hepatocyte-specific phase

    Hepatocyte-specific phase. The lesion becomes hypointense to the surrounding liver

     
    Area of Interest: Liver; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Cirrhosis;
     
     
Ax enhanced CT. The lesion shows an homogeneous arterial enhancement.
 
Enhanced MRI. The lesion shows wash-out with mild persistent rim enhancement on the venous phases
 
Hepatocyte-specific phase. The lesion becomes hypointense to the surrounding liver
 
 
 
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