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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.