Which findings on nuclear scans are characteristic of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2018
  • Author: Bradford A Whitmer, DO; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Hepatocellular adenomas appear as cold nodules on technetium-99m (99m Tc) sulfur colloid scans, which distinguishes them from FNH, which typically shows normal or increased colloid uptake. This is due to the altered blood flow through the lesions and the lack of phagocytic activity of Kupffer cells.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!