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October 4, 1976

Hepatic Abscess: Diagnosis in the Adult by Total Body Opacification

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Veterans Administration Lakeside Hospital, and Northwestern University, Chicago.

JAMA. 1976;236(14):1607-1608. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270150041030

Two adults had the hypovascular nature of their hepatic abscesses ascertained by total body opacification. In one, total body opacification identified the hypovascular nature of the lesion, facilitating its differentiation from vascular hepatoma. In the other, the clinical diagnosis was acute cholecystitis with empyema of the gallbladder, and the liver was normal to inspection and palpation at celiotomy. Total body opacification may be helpful in the examination of abdominal masses.

(JAMA 236:1607-1608, 1976)