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Cirrhosis and right flank pain

    Author: Michele Anzidei
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

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

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 73-year-old man with long-standing liver cirrhosis presented with right flank pain.
    • Ultrasonography showed a small, hypoechoic nodule in liver segment VII and ascites.
    • Alpha-fetoprotein levels were elevated (2500 ng/ml; normal range, 3-4 ng/ml).
    • Dual-energy CT of the liver was performed to rule out hepatocellular carcinoma.