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Corresponding author. Lauren F. Alexander laurenuf@gmail.com

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  • bile duct neoplasms
  • carcinoma
  • cholangiocarcinoma
  • epithelioid
  • hemangioendothelioma
  • hemangiosarcoma
  • hepatocellular
  • liver neoplasms
  • lymphoma
  • magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Primary Hepatic Malignancies in Patients With and Without Chronic Liver Disease: A Pictorial Review.

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Cureus

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Volume 9, Number 8

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, Pages e1539-e1539

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Abstract:

Primary hepatic malignancies are less common than metastatic diseases, but a recognition of these lesions is important for diagnosis and treatment planning. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides the most imaging information to diagnose lesions noninvasively and to narrow differential diagnoses. This paper reviews the imaging findings of chronic liver disease and primary hepatic malignancies, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, hepatic angiosarcoma, and primary hepatic lymphoma. Clinical and MRI features are reviewed to improve the readers' recognition of these tumors, allowing for a narrower differential diagnosis when liver masses are encountered on abdominal imaging.

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© 2017, Alexander et al.

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