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Focal sparing of segment 2 in fatty liver: US appearance.
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PMID:  15553015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and sonographic features of focal sparing of fatty liver at segment 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sonographic database was searched over the preceding three years. The criteria for sonographic diagnosis of focal sparing of fatty liver was an area of liver parenchyma of relatively low echogenicity with lack of mass effect. RESULTS: Six (0.9%) of 686 patients with diffuse fatty liver showed focal sparing at segment 2. The areas showed spherical or ovoid hypoechoic mass-like lesions measuring 2 to 6 cm in longest diameter (average, 3.8 cm). These all abutted on the posterior surface of segment 2 adjacent to the ligamentum venosum. These were segmental in two cases and subsegmental in four. CONCLUSION: In diffuse fatty liver, segment 2 is infrequently spared, and this may be a helpful adjunct sign of fatty liver.
Shinsuke Kyogoku; Akihiko Shiraishi; Yutaka Ozaki; Yoshihisa Kurosaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0288-2043     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Med     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-19     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412264     Medline TA:  Radiat Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Liver / ultrasonography*
Liver / pathology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged

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