Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the liver: MRI features in two cases
Source: Abdominal Imaging, Volume 29, Number 1, January 2004 , pp. 77-81(5)
Abstract:We report on two patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as part of the evaluation of focal liver lesions. Both lesions had completely different MRI appearances, showing characteristics of benign and malignant liver lesions. Neither patient had clinical signs of endocrine hyperactivity, and both underwent subsequent liver resection. Histology showed neuroendocrine liver tumors in both patients; and because no primary tumor could be identified after careful search, the diagnosis of primary neureoendocrine tumor of the liver was established. Our observations suggest that primary neuroendocrine tumors of the liver may have a wide spectrum of appearances on MRI.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland, 2: Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2004-01-01