Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2001 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 15 |Article ID 419259 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/419259

Robert P Myers, Dónal Downey, Subrata Chakrabarti, Paul J Marotta, "Multiple Focal Nodular Hyperplasia and Steatohepatitis: Atypical Imaging Characteristics", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 15, Article ID 419259, 6 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/419259

Multiple Focal Nodular Hyperplasia and Steatohepatitis: Atypical Imaging Characteristics

Received31 Mar 1999
Accepted22 Nov 1999

Abstract

Focal nodular hyperplasia is a rare, benign condition of the liver. A 28-year-old woman with malignant melanoma, mild liver enzyme abnormalities, steatohepatitis and newly documented hepatic lesions is described. Ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested only areas of focal fatty sparing but could not eliminate the concern for metastases. A 99mtechnetium-labelled sulphur colloid scan, however, revealed areas of increased uptake consistent with multiple focal nodular hyperplasia. This diagnosis was ultimately confirmed with a liver biopsy. The investigation of a patient with a malignancy and expanding hepatic lesions is challenging. This case illustrates the usefulness of the 99mtechnetium-labelled sulphur colloid scan in the evaluation of patients with hepatic lesions.

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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