Unique CT imaging findings of liver in Wilson's disease
Abdom Imaging . 2011 Feb;36(1):69-73. doi: 10.1007/s00261-010-9606-8.
Weixia Li, Xiangtian Zhao, Qian Zhan, Weimin Chai, Radfan Mahyoub, Ying Yang, Baiyong Shen, Kemin Chen
Purpose: To present unique CT imaging findings of the liver in Wilson's disease.
Materials and methods: Thirteen consecutive subjects with clinically and/or pathologically proven Wilson's disease underwent abdominal Computer Tomography examination.
Results: Hyperdense nodules and a honeycomb appearance were observed on unenhanced CT in 92.31 and 58.33% of our patients, respectively.
Conclusion: Wilson's disease involving the liver has several unique CT findings in comparison to other types of cirrhosis. These specific features include hyperdense nodules and a honeycomb pattern not only in portal and parenchymal phases, but also in the pre-contrast scan.
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