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Radiology. 1984 Mar;150(3):647-9.

Peliosis hepatis: diagnosis by magnification wedged hepatic venography.


Benign hepatic tumors and peliosis hepatis developed in a patient who had received androgen therapy for three years. The tumors were identified by arteriography. Peliosis hepatis was diagnosed by wedged hepatic venography: to our knowledge, this method has not been previously used to diagnose this condition. Wedged venography, performed four months after withdrawal of androgen therapy and after liver function had nearly returned to normal, demonstrated morphologic improvement as well. On the basis of this case and other histologic descriptions of peliosis hepatis, we believe that wedged hepatic venography is a simple, sensitive, and specific diagnostic modality.

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