Diffuse Liver Disease: Cirrhosis and Vascular Diseases

  • Tobias J. Heye
  • Elmar M. Merkle


A variety of diseases may lead to liver cirrhosis, with alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis, and steatohepatitis being the most common entities in the Western world. Liver cirrhosis is one of the main risk factors for developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The radiologist’s role in the workup of patients with liver cirrhosis is of utmost importance, as imaging findings oftentimes serve as the basis for selecting the most appropriate treatment strategy, e.g., surgical resection, locoregional therapy, or transplantation.


Inferior Vena Cava Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Unenhanced Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias J. Heye
    • 1
  • Elmar M. Merkle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland

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