Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 1275–1276 | Cite as

Nutmeg liver

  • Yan-Lin Li
  • Kam-Ho Lee
  • Andrew Kai-Chun Cheng
  • Man-Leung Yu
Classics in Abdominal Imaging


Nutmeg liver refers to the mottled appearance of the liver as a result of hepatic venous congestion. Radiologically, it is most appreciable on portovenous phase imaging on cross-sectional imaging. It is named after the cut appearance of the nutmeg seed.


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Statement of informed consent was not applicable since the manuscript does not contain any patient data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Queen Mary HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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