The liver twist: A case of accessory liver lobe torsion presenting after mild trauma

Anil Nagavalli, Stephen Polanski, Christine Peterson, James H. Birkholz, Allene S. Burdette

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Abstract

An accessory liver lobe is a congenital anomaly of hepatic tissue most commonly due to embryonic heteroplasia. Rarely, accessory liver lobes can undergo torsion and present as an acute surgical emergency. Although common in certain animals, there are only a few reported cases of accessory lobe torsion in humans. We report a multi-modality radiographic diagnosis of an acute torsion and subsequent infarct of an accessory liver lobe following minor trauma in a 29-year old male patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2817-2823
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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