Hepatic lipoma: Radiological findings and review of the literature

Ersavasti G. , Akman C., ÖĞÜT A. G. , Atilla G.

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.7, no.4, pp.360-362, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-362


Hepatic lipomas are rare benign mesenchymal lesions. Combined use of radiologic modalities can affirm the fatty nature of these tumors. Since they have no risk of malignant degeneration, the correct radiologic diagnosis can save patients from unnecessary biopsies. Here a case of hepatic lipoma with characteristic ultrasound, CT and MRI appearances is presented and the differential diagnosis is discussed based on the previously reported literature.