CT examinations of the liver in HIV-infected patients show more frequent pathological findings. The extended spectrum of differential diagnosis and atypical manifestations of disorders in immunodeficient patients needs to be considered in the interpretation of CT scans. Difficulties in the differential diagnosis of focal hepatic lesions in HIV-infected patients are demonstrated in the following. Besides the relatively common findings in HIV-infection such as hepato or hepatosplenomegalia, lymphoma, and inflammatory changes of the bowel and infection with Cryptococcus neoformans, hepatitis, and local steatosis of the liver are discussed as the rare causes for suspect computer tomographic findings in the life of HIV-infected patients. The examinations were obtained consecutively in 76 HIV-infected patients during abdominal CT staging.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Morphological aspects of liver CT in patients with HIV infections
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 1994
- HIV infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging