Case 347:   Adenoma

Diagnostic Category:

Clinical Presentation:

35 year old woman with epigastric pain.

CT: Largely fat containing

Imaging Findings:

CT shows a large exophytic hepatic adenoma in the left lobe, with foci of fat on the unenhanced image and only mild arterial hypervascularity. Note the large vessel supplying this tumor on arterial phase. There is some washout on the equilibrium phase when compared to the other contrast phases. Note that enhancement of the tumor appears weak throughout all contrast phases, largely because of the dominant fatty components causing low attenuation of the mass.