Benign Focal Liver Lesions

Topic: Hepatobiliary

Authors: Deike Strobel, Minneke Coenraad, Marijn Sijtsma, Iris Nagtegaal
Editor: Rui Castro
Release date: October 2015
This course was developed by UEG.

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About this online course

The increasing use of novel imaging modalities is paralleling the growing discovery of focal liver lesions in otherwise asymptomatic patients. It is imperative that the pathological examination of incidentalomas is as accurate as possible to ensure correct diagnosis and adoption of treatment options.

This online course addresses the diagnosis and management of benign focal liver lesions. By using an evidence-based approach, the course tackles frequent findings, such as cysts, haemangiomas and focal nodular hyperplasia, as well as more rare findings. It describes the role of conventional and contrast-enhanced ultrasound and features clinical cases, that illustrate diagnostic and management issues that may be encountered.

Learning objectives

  • To become familiar with frequent and rare benign focal liver lesions
  • To be able to make an accurate diagnosis by following an appropriate diagnostic algorithm
  • To be able to clarify lesion identity (benign/malignant) on conventional and contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • To be able to decide on appropriate clinical management following diagnosis
  • To get to know what needs to be considered in the case of liver cell adenoma—a rare liver lesion with a heterogeneous morphology

Target audience

This course is suitable for all hepatologists, as well as radiologists, liver pathologists and any other healthcare professionals interested or involved in the diagnosis and management of focal liver lesions. 


Benign focal liver lesions