Author(s): Low SC, Peh WC, Muttarak M, Cheung HS, Ng IO
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Abstract We review the imaging appearances of hepatic angiomyolipomas in patients with and without tuberous sclerosis. Sporadic hepatic angiomyolipomas have a varied appearance because of the inconstant proportion of fat, making confident imaging diagnosis difficult and necessitating biopsy in many cases. In patients with tuberous sclerosis, hepatic angiomyolipomas have a more consistent imaging appearance and, together with other features of the syndrome, can be more easily diagnosed. Preoperative diagnosis helps obviate unnecessary surgery.
This article was published in J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol
and referenced in Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders