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Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 1275–1276 | Cite as

Nutmeg liver

  • Yan-Lin Li
  • Kam-Ho Lee
  • Andrew Kai-Chun Cheng
  • Man-Leung Yu
Classics in Abdominal Imaging
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Abstract

Nutmeg liver refers to the mottled appearance of the liver as a result of hepatic venous congestion. Radiologically, it is most appreciable on portovenous phase imaging on cross-sectional imaging. It is named after the cut appearance of the nutmeg seed.

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No funding was received for this study.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Statement of informed consent was not applicable since the manuscript does not contain any patient data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Queen Mary HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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