Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 237–239 | Cite as

Nodular focal fatty infiltration of the liver in acquired porphyria cutanea tarda

  • Fritz Flueckiger
  • Hubert Steiner
  • Gerhard Leitinger
  • Stefan Hoedl
  • Ernst Deu
Article

Abstract

A case is reported of acquired porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) due to administered valproate acid in an epileptic patient. Sonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) showed multiple nodular, well-defined lesions of the liver. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of focal fatty infiltration and revealed additionally the signs of hepatic involvement in PCT. Focal fatty infiltration should be considered in patients with multiple liver lesions if there is a predisposing condition. PCT can be a further cause of this type of infiltration.

Key words

Liver, porphyria Liver, fatty Liver, CT and US Porphyria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fritz Flueckiger
    • 1
  • Hubert Steiner
    • 1
  • Gerhard Leitinger
    • 2
  • Stefan Hoedl
    • 2
  • Ernst Deu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMedical School of the Karl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyMedical School of the Karl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria

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