Multifocal peliosis hepatis: MR and diffusion-weighted MR-imaging findings of an atypical case.

Authors:
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
University of Kyrenia Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Neuroradiology
Kyrenia, KKTC | Turkey

Ups J Med Sci 2010 May;115(2):153-6

Sarikamis Military Hospital, Department of Radiology, Sarikamis, Kars, Turkey.

Peliosis is a rare benign disorder that is characterized by the presence of diffuse blood-filled cystic spaces and can occur in the liver, spleen, bone-marrow, and lungs. We present a 10-year-old boy with Fanconi anemia who presented with peliosis hepatis due to androgen treatment. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed multiple non-enhancing masses. Some of the lesions revealed fluid-fluid levels and extrahepatic extension on MR images. Diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging showed restricted diffusion. Fluid-fluid levels and extrahepatic extensions are unusual findings for hepatic peliotic lesions. In addition, DW imaging findings of peliosis hepatis have not been reported previously.

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