Hepatic steatosis

Hepatic steatosis refers to an increase of intracellular fat in the liver. It is widely mischaracterized by both radiologists and sonographers as 'fatty infiltration' but the fat is in the hepatocytes and not in the extracellular matrix. On imaging grounds, it can broadly be divided into two groups.

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rID: 12584
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse steatosis
  • Focal steatosis
  • Geographic steatosis
  • Fatty liver

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Cases and figures

  • Focal hepatic steatosis
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  • Fatty liver - CECT
    Diffuse hepatic steatosis
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  • Diffuse hepatic steatosis with metastases
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  • Case 4: fatty liver: gallbladder equalization
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