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Computed tomography of cavernous hemangiomas of the liver: How sure are we?

  • R.J. Penkrot
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    Address reprint requests to: R. J. Penkrot, MD, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.
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    From the Department of Radiology and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • David Van Thiel
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    From the Department of Radiology and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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      Abstract

      The computed tomography diagnosis of hepatic hemangiomas has been well documented. We cite a case that fulfilled the criteria for hemangioma, but was pathologically shown to be steatosis. Strict adherence to established criteria may lead to erroneous diagnosis.

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