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Hepatic Sinusoidal Dilatation Can Have Many Potential Underlying Causes


Background: The hepatic sinusoids participate in the transport of materials such as oxygen and nutrients between the liver vasculature and hepatocytes. These sinusoids may become dilated and congested, manifesting with imaging abnormalities on contrast-enhanced CT and MRI. Objective: To describe causes of hepatic sinusoidal dilatation and imaging findings. Congestive hepatopathy: Passive congestion due to an underlying cardiac process can cause sinusoidal dilatation. Causes include more...
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