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Are calcifications always benign?

    Author: Carlo Catalano, MD, Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient presentation

    • At laboratory testing, a 64-year-old man was found to test positive for hepatitis C virus and
      to have elevated serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and
      alphafetoprotein.

    • His medical history included cholecystectomy for gallstones.
    • Ultrasonography of the liver showed a slightly hypoechoic mass with hyperechoic spots.
    • Multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT was performed.