Case 92:   Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Diagnostic Category:

Clinical Presentation:

64 year old man presents with jaundice.

CT: HCC in hepatic steatosis and cirrhosis

Imaging Findings:

Mutiphase CT reveals hypervascular HCC. Because of the background of fatty cirrhosis, the mass is hyperdense on the unenhanced image. The mass is even slightly hyperdense on equilibrium phase because of the severe steatotic component of cirrhosis.