Spectrum of Pitfalls, Pseudolesions, and Misdiagnoses in Noncirrhotic Liver.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jul;211(1):97-108. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.19820. Elsayes KM1, Menias CO2, Morshid AI1, Shaaban AM3, Fowler KJ4, Tang A5, Chernyak V6, Szklaruk J1, Bashir MR7.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to illustrate the various pitfalls, mimics, and atypical features that can lead to inaccurate diagnosis of focal lesions in a noncirrhotic liver. The content includes relevant pathogenesis and background as well as specific clues that can be used to reach an accurate diagnosis.
CONCLUSION: When assessing focal hepatic lesions, it is important to avoid pitfalls and misdiagnoses that can alter the management plan. Helpful strategies for avoiding pitfalls include paying close attention to the clinical history of the patient, carefully evaluating all of the available imaging studies, and being aware of the various radiologic mimics.