Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Michele Anzidei
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.