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Nonvisualization of the Left Lobe of the Liver Due to Atrophy or Aplasia

MAKLER, P TODD Jr., M.D.; LEWIS, ERROL, M.D.; CANTOR, ROBERT, M.D.*; CHARKES, N DAVID, M.D.; MALMUD, LEON S., M.D.

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Aplasia or atrophy of the left lobe of the liver may result in a liver scan appearance easily misinterpreted as showing evidence of tumor involvement. Three illustrative cases of the phenomenon are presented.

From the Section of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

* From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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