Imaging features of non-traumatic vascular liver emergencies.

Onur MR, Karaosmanoglu AD, Akca O et al.

Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Sıhhiye, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.

Japanese journal of radiology. Feb 2017.

Acute non-traumatic liver disorders can originate from abnormalities of the hepatic artery, portal vein and hepatic veins. Ultrasonography and computed tomography can be used in non-traumatic acute vascular liver disorders according to patient status, indication and appropriateness of imaging modality. Awareness of the imaging findings, in the appropriate clinical context, is crucial for prompt and correct diagnosis, as delay may cause severe consequences with significant morbidity and mortality. This review article will discuss imaging algorithms, and multimodality imaging findings for suspected acute vascular disorders of the liver.