This page is dedicated to covering the important radiological finding of a liver lesion. Look here for more radiological findings.
WHAT IS IT?
A liver lesion/liver lesions can typically be appreciated on abdominal CT scans
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS FOR THIS FINDING
When seeing a liver lesion, it is important to keep in mind the following possible causes of this finding:
- Metastasis: Often there is more then one lesion, however a solitary lesion can also be caused by metastatic disease.
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma): Most are solitary, but some can present with multiple lesions.
- Cavernous hemangioma
- Hepatic cysts
KEY FEATURES TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHARACTERIZING THE FINDING
When seeing a liver lesion, there are a few important radiological features one should look at to try and characterize the finding. These features can help navigate the differential diagnosis above.
Page Updated: 01.11.2017