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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000224630.48068.bf
Abdominal Imaging: Pictorial Essay

CT and MR Imaging Evaluation of Hepatic Adenoma

Brancatelli, Giuseppe MD*†‡; Federle, Michael P. MD‡; Vullierme, Marie-Pierre MD§; Lagalla, Roberto MD†; Midiri, Massimo MD†; Vilgrain, Valérie MD§

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Abstract

Abstract: Hepatic adenoma is a rare benign epithelial tumor that is usually encountered in young women who use oral contraceptives. It is clinically significant because of the risk of hemorrhage and of its low-grade malignancy potential. Adenomas usually are mildly hypervascular at contrast-enhanced CT and MR imaging, and heterogeneous due to the presence of hemorrhage, necrosis, calcifications and fat. The objective of our study was to illustrate the CT and MR imaging findings of hepatic adenoma.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

  

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