Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 184–187 | Cite as

Angiomyolipoma of the liver with least amount of fat component: imaging features of CT, MR, and angiography

  • H. Yoshimura
  • T. Murakami
  • T. Kim
  • H. Nakamura
  • N. Hirabuki
  • M. Sakon
  • K. Wakasa
  • Y. Inoue
Article

Abstract

We report two cases of angiomyolipoma of the liver, where small amounts of fat on computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography made distinguishing this tumor from other hypervascular tumors difficult. Recognizing the imaging features of no capsule, hypervascularity of the tumor including the fat component, and early venous drainage may be helpful for correctly diagnosing angiomyolipoma of the liver.

Key words: Liver, diseases—Angiomyolipoma—Liver, anatomy—Computed tomography—Magnetic resonance imaging—Angiography. 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Yoshimura
    • 1
  • T. Murakami
    • 1
  • T. Kim
    • 1
  • H. Nakamura
    • 1
  • N. Hirabuki
    • 1
  • M. Sakon
    • 2
  • K. Wakasa
    • 3
  • Y. Inoue
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Medicine, Course of Biosystem Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine D1, 2-2, Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka 565-0871, JapanJP
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and Clinical Oncology, Course of Interventional Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine E2, 2-2, Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka 565-0871, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Osaka City University Hospital, Osaka, JapanJP
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, Sakai Municipal Hospital, Sakai, JapanJP

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