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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 339–340 | Cite as

“Porcelain Liver” appearance due to Glisson's capsule phleboliths

  • Jacques Delamarre
  • Jean -Pierre Capron
  • Henri Sevestre
  • Thierry Davion
  • Brigitte Deschepper
  • Catherine Jouet-Gondry
Article

Abstract

A case of multiple Glisson's capsule phleboliths is reported in a 29-year-old-woman who had portal vein obstruction with spontaneous shunting resulting in hepatic siderosis and cirrhosis. The phleboliths were visible as multiple linear calcifications on plain film and computed tomography. Diagnosis was established by surgical liver biopsy. The potential mechanisms of this unique entity is discussed.

Key words

Liver, calcifications Computed tomography, liver Hemosiderosis Cirrhosis Portal vein, thrombosis 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Delamarre
    • 1
  • Jean -Pierre Capron
    • 2
  • Henri Sevestre
    • 3
  • Thierry Davion
    • 2
  • Brigitte Deschepper
    • 1
  • Catherine Jouet-Gondry
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Radiologic AC.H.U. d'Amiens (Hôpital Nord)AmiensFrance
  2. 2.d'HépatogastroentérologieCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAmiensFrance
  3. 3.d'Anatomie et de Cytologie PathologiquesCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAmiensFrance

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