Hypervascular Hepatic Focal Lesions: Spectrum of Imaging Features

Saravanan Namasivayam, Khalil Salman, Pardeep K. Mittal, Diego Martin, William C. Small

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Detection and characterization of liver lesions often present a diagnostic challenge to the radiologists. Liver lesions may be classified as hypovascular and hypervascular based on degree of hepatic arterial blood supply. Common hypervascular liver lesions include hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatocellular adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, fibrolamellar carcinoma, and metastases from primary tumors such as islet cell tumor, carcinoid, renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and thyroid carcinoma. In this review article, we discuss the spectrum of imaging features of hypervascular liver lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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