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Hepatic lipomas and steatosis: An association beyond chance.
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PMID:  21752564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To determine if hepatic lipomas have a higher prevalence of liver steatosis than other benign hepatic lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two benign hepatic lesions were analyzed with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. There were 6 lipomas and 86 benign non-lipomatous lesions, including 55 hemangiomas, 23 focal nodular hyperplasias (FNH) and 8 adenomas. All studies included a chemical shift T1-weighted sequence (in-phase and opposed-phase) in order to evaluate the presence of steatosis. RESULTS: A statistically significant relationship (Fischer's Exact Test, p=0.019) between hepatic lipomas and steatosis was demonstrated. Fifty percent of hepatic lipomas associated steatosis, while this association was present in only 9% of the non-lipomatous lesions. CONCLUSION: Lipomas have a significantly greater association with steatosis when compared to nonlipomatous lesions. This relationship may be related to a common insuline resistance mechanism.
Gregorio Martin-Benitez; Luis Marti-Bonmati; Carmen Barber; Rocio Vila
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7727     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Dr Peset University Hospital, Avda Gaspar Aguilar 90, 46017 Valencia, Spain.
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