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Can hepatic lesion results be due to injury?

08/31/2010

Question:

Can hepatic lesion results be due to injury?

Right Flank impact fall: Unenhanced liver shows 3 low -attenuation lesions: 1)inferolateral R lobe 2.3 x 1.7 cm 2)anterior to the portal vein 2.2 x 1.4 cm 3)superolateral R lobe 1.2 x 1.0 cm

Answer:

It's possible that a hepatic lesion can be a result from an injury, however it would usually be in just one area and not in multiple areas. I think your findings on CT scan need to be further evaluated.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University