The CT appearance of cystic masses of the liver.

B. J. Murphy, J. Casillas, P. R. Ros, Gaston Morillo, J. Albores-Saavedra, D. B. Rolfes

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The authors here discuss twelve discrete pathologic entities that they found, in a review of over 500 abdominal CT scans, caused the appearance of a cystic lesion in the liver. The CT characteristics of the various lesions are illustrated, differential points in the patients' histories are noted, and gross and microscopic pathology specimens are correlated with the CT appearances to explain the CT findings. Lesions considered include: simple (bile duct) cyst, adult polycystic kidney disease, Caroli disease, pyogenic abscess, echinococcal cyst, amebic abscess, metastasis, biliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, biloma, and extrapancreatic pseudocyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-322
Number of pages16
JournalRadiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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