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The CT Quadrate lobe hot spot sign

Vivek Virmani, Anupam Lal, Chirag K Ahuja, Niranjan Khandelwal

Abstract

Intense enhancement of the quadrate lobe in the arterial phase may be seen on computed tomography in patients of superior vena cava syndrome. We present this imaging finding in a case of lymphoma causing superior vena cava syndrome and discuss the physiological cause and importance of this sign.

Key words. Quadrate lobe, Enhancement, Superior vena cava syndrome, CT

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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