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Hemochromatosis simulating hepatoma by computed tomography

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      Abstract

      Computed tomography of the liver in hemochromatosis characteristically demonstrates diffusely increased attenuation. We report a patient with this disorder who presented with such a finding over the right lobe of the liver and a benign, large lower density area occupying the other lobe, closely simulating malignancy. Biopsies of the liver showed prominent fibrosis of the left lobe as compared with the right lobe, which probably accounts for the attenuation difference.

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