Role Of Multidetector CT in Evaluation of Benign Focal Liver Lesions in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India


Multidetector CT
Focal liver lesions

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Narang T, Shweta, Gathwal C, Shailley. Role Of Multidetector CT in Evaluation of Benign Focal Liver Lesions in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Dec.21 [cited 2021Feb.25];8. Available from:


Introduction: Introduction of Multi Detector computed Tomography has been a huge leap in the CT technology. MDCT has a high diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of focal and diffuse lesions of liver. The present study aimed to study the role of MDCT as a diagnostic modality for the benign lesions of liver. Material and methods: A prospective study of the role of MDCT in detecting and characterizing neoplastic hepatic lesions was conducted in the period in radiology department of RMCH, Bareilly. Thirty patients, with hepatic benign lesions, were selected. Diagnosis was confirmed by surgery and histopathology, follow up imaging and other non-radiological investigations. Results: Thirty patients were finally included as they were found to have benign lesions. Mean age of the patients was 49.8 years. 37% patients aged between 41 and 50 years while 17% patients were elderly. 63% were females. 63% patients had alcohol abuse while 60% were smokers. The most common presenting complaint was pain abdomen (n=15) followed by abdominal discomfort (n=13). Total of 29 lesions were identified on MDCT. The most common lesions were hemangioma (n=15)  followed by simple cyst (n=5). Conclusion: MDCT is “The Imaging Modality of choice” in characterizing benign hepatic lesions.


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