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Focal fatty infiltration of the liver mimicking metastatic disease.
  1. Y. Bashir
  1. Cardiac Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK.


    We report the mistaken diagnosis of metastatic liver disease by ultrasonography in a patient with congestive heart failure and focal fatty infiltration of the liver. Multiple echogenic space-occupying lesions in the liver can be caused by benign conditions as well as tumour deposits and in a debilitated patient the possibility of focal fatty infiltration should always be considered.

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