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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.