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Benign Hepatic Neoplasms: An Update on Cross-Sectional Imaging Spectrum

Prasad, Srinivasa R. MD*; Sahani, Dushyant V. MD; Mino-Kenudson, Mari MD; Narra, Vamsi R. MD§; Menias, Christine MD§; Wang, Hanlin L. MD, PhD; Middleton, William D. MD§; Chintapalli, Kedar N. MD*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November-December 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 6 - p 829-840
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31815a5748
Abdominal Imaging

Benign hepatic neoplasms constitute a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with characteristic histology and variable tumor biology. Based on the cell of origin, benign hepatic neoplasms are classified into epithelial, nonepithelial, and miscellaneous categories according to the 2000 World Health Organization classification system. Benign hepatic neoplasms demonstrate a wide spectrum of imaging findings that reflect the histomorphologic changes. Some neoplasms show pathognomic imaging findings that permit accurate characterization and optimal management.

From the *Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Departments of †Radiology and ‡Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; §Department of Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology; and ∥Department of Pathology, Washington University, St Louis, MO.

Received for publication July 17, 2007; accepted August 26, 2007.

Reprints: Srinivasa R. Prasad, MD, Abdominal Radiology, UTHSCSA, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 (e-mail:

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