Hepatic lesions in a cirrhotic liver: Primary or metastases?

Lorenzo Mannelli, Serena Monti, Verena Grieco, Manuela Matesan

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Although prior studies showed that patients with cirrhosis have a lower risk of developing liver metastases, appropriate workup of incidental liver masses in cirrhotic liver is important for a correct diagnosis. Here we present a case of newly diagnosed liver cirrhosis with multifocal hepatic lesions, which was initially categorized as a LI-RADS (Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System) 5 lesions. Scintigraphy with 111In-pentetreotide (Octreoscan) indicated a suspected thyroid nodule, later confirmed to represent medullary thyroid carcinoma lesion. The most relevant imaging finding of this rare form of thyroid malignancy is reviewed in this presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Octreoscan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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