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Benign Solid Liver Lesions
Paula Vergara-Wentland, MD; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Benign solid liver lesions 
              • Hemangioma: Benign liver tumor that arises from endothelial cells
              • Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH): Benign tumor believed to be hyperplastic response to anomalous artery

          IMAGING

          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Demographics

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                        • Consider

                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                            Selected References

                            1. Margonis GA et al: Benign Solid Tumors of the Liver: Management in the Modern Era. J Gastrointest Surg. ePub, 2015
                            2. Yedibela S et al: Management of hemangioma of the liver: surgical therapy or observation? World J Surg. 37(6):1303-12, 2013
                            3. Schmidt E et al: Varying appearance of focal nodular hyperplasia in nuclear medicine imaging. Clin Nucl Med. 33(1):71-3, 2008
                            4. Huynh LT et al: The typical appearance of focal nodular hyperplasia in triple-phase CT scan, hepatobiliary scan, and Tc-99m sulfur colloid scan with SPECT. Clin Nucl Med. 30(11):736-9, 2005
                            5. Steiner D et al: Diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia with hepatobiliary scintigraphy using a modified SPECT technique. Clin Nucl Med. 28(2):136-7, 2003
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                            References
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Imaging

                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Definitions

                                      • Benign solid liver lesions 
                                        • Hemangioma: Benign liver tumor that arises from endothelial cells
                                        • Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH): Benign tumor believed to be hyperplastic response to anomalous artery

                                    IMAGING

                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                          PATHOLOGY

                                          • General Features

                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                            • Presentation

                                              • Demographics

                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                  • Consider

                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Margonis GA et al: Benign Solid Tumors of the Liver: Management in the Modern Era. J Gastrointest Surg. ePub, 2015
                                                      2. Yedibela S et al: Management of hemangioma of the liver: surgical therapy or observation? World J Surg. 37(6):1303-12, 2013
                                                      3. Schmidt E et al: Varying appearance of focal nodular hyperplasia in nuclear medicine imaging. Clin Nucl Med. 33(1):71-3, 2008
                                                      4. Huynh LT et al: The typical appearance of focal nodular hyperplasia in triple-phase CT scan, hepatobiliary scan, and Tc-99m sulfur colloid scan with SPECT. Clin Nucl Med. 30(11):736-9, 2005
                                                      5. Steiner D et al: Diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia with hepatobiliary scintigraphy using a modified SPECT technique. Clin Nucl Med. 28(2):136-7, 2003