Fatty liver: imaging patterns and pitfalls.

  title={Fatty liver: imaging patterns and pitfalls.},
  author={Okka Wilkea Hamer and Diego Andr{\'e}s Aguirre and Giovanna Casola and Joel E. Lavine and Matthias Woenckhaus and Claude B. Sirlin},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={26 6},
Fat accumulation is one of the most common abnormalities of the liver depicted on cross-sectional images. Common patterns include diffuse fat accumulation, diffuse fat accumulation with focal sparing, and focal fat accumulation in an otherwise normal liver. Unusual patterns that may cause diagnostic confusion by mimicking neoplastic, inflammatory, or vascular conditions include multinodular and perivascular accumulation. All of these patterns involve the heterogeneous or nonuniform distribution… CONTINUE READING
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