Focal nodular hyperplasia-like nodules in alcoholic liver cirrhosis: Radiologic-pathologic correlation

Young Han Lee, Seong Hyun Kim, Mee Yon Cho, Kwang Yong Shim, Myung Soon Kim

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Objective. The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with three patients who had pathologically proven focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)-like nodules that radiologically mimicked hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Conclusion. FNH-like nodules may radiologically mimic HCC, appearing as hypervascular masses on contrast-enhanced CT images and as high-signal-intensity masses on superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced MR images. Pathologically, there is the presence of a high number of unpaired arteries and sinusoidal capillarization, which may mimic HCC. Thus, it is important to differentiate FNH-like nodules radiologically, pathologically, and clinically from HCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W459-W463
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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