What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2018
  • Author: Bradford A Whitmer, DO; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Findings on imaging studies in cases of hepatocellular adenomas generally are nondiagnostic because the mass often is solitary and well demarcated. Distinguishing characteristics generally are absent. Ultrasound and CT imaging are more specific if intralesional hemorrhage is noted. Advances in contrast-enhanced MRI and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography may be helpful to distinguish HCA and possibly Bordeaux classification subtypes (see below). [33, 34]


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