Spectrum of pitfalls, pseudolesions, and misdiagnoses in noncirrhotic liver

Khaled M. Elsayes, Christine O. Menias, Ali I. Morshid, Akram M. Shaaban, Kathryn J. Fowler, An Tang, Victoria Chernyak, Janio Szklaruk, Mustafa R. Bashir

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the various pitfalls, mimics, and atypical features that can lead to inaccurate diagnosis of focal lesions in a noncirrhotic liver. The content includes relevant pathogenesis and background as well as specific clues that can be used to reach an accurate diagnosis. CONCLUSION. When assessing focal hepatic lesions, it is important to avoid pitfalls and misdiagnoses that can alter the management plan. Helpful strategies for avoiding pitfalls include paying close attention to the clinical history of the patient, carefully evaluating all of the available imaging studies, and being aware of the various radiologic mimics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-108
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • CT
  • Hepatic focal lesions
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Imaging mimics
  • MRI pitfalls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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