Iron-containing nodules of cirrhosis.

  title={Iron-containing nodules of cirrhosis.},
  author={Jingbo Zhang and Glenn A. Krinsky},
  journal={NMR in biomedicine},
  volume={17 7},
In the absence of genetic hemochromatosis and systemic hemosiderosis, patients with cirrhosis can accumulate focal iron within regenerative or dysplastic hepatic nodules, commonly referred to as 'siderotic nodules'. Siderotic dysplastic nodules are premalignant lesions while siderotic regenerative nodules are a marker for severe viral or alcoholic cirrhosis. The relationship of hepatic iron deposition to hepatic cirrhosis and neoplasia has not been fully clarified. This article will review the… CONTINUE READING