The sonographic 'scar sign' in focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver

J. C. Scatarige, E. K. Fishman, R. C. Sanders

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The sonographic features of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver as reported in the literature are nonspecific. However, a linear cluster of bright echoes was detected in the nodules of two of our patients with surgically proven focal nodular hyperplasia. Pathologically this finding correlated closely with the gross appearance of the characteristic fibrotic scar of focal nodular hyperplasia. When present, this 'scar sign' should suggest the diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia, particularly in the typical clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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