Benign lesions in cirrhosis

Roberta Catania, Amir A. Borhani, Alessandro Furlan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The accurate diagnosis of benign lesions in a cirrhotic liver is clearly important to avoid misdiagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or other malignancies and to direct the patient toward the most appropriate management. In this chapter we review the appearance of the most common benign lesions encountered on CT and MR imaging of a cirrhotic liver. The lesions are divided into two main groups depending on the histological composition as non-hepatocellular lesions (i.e., cysts and peribiliary cysts, hemangiomas, pseudolesions) and hepatocellular lesions (i.e., nonmalignant cirrhosis-associated nodules, focal nodular hyperplasia like nodules, and hepatobiliary hypointense nodules without arterial phase hyperenhancement).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Radiology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMedical Radiology
ISSN (Print)0942-5373
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4187

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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