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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Eiman Ghaffarpasand, M.D. [2]


Abdominal CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of cirrhosis in patient with jaundice. Findings on CT scan suggestive of cirrhosis include cirrhotic liver, as shrinkage and atrophy of liver, dilated portal vein and/or splanchnic veins, esophageal varices, collaterals in any abdominal organ, splenomegaly, and ascites.


Abdominal CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of cirrhosis in patient with jaundice. Findings on CT scan suggestive of cirrhosis include:[1][2][3][4]


Cirrhosis-Case courtesy of Dr David Cuete, via Radiopaedia.org[5]
Cirrhosis-Case courtesy of Dr David Cuete, via Radiopaedia.org[6]
Cirrhotic liver in wilson disease-Case courtesy of A.Prof Frank Gaillard, via Radiopaedia.org[7]


  1. Procopet, Bogdan; Berzigotti, Annalisa (2017). "Diagnosis of cirrhosis and portal hypertension: imaging, non-invasive markers of fibrosis and liver biopsy". Gastroenterology Report. 5 (2): 79–89. doi:10.1093/gastro/gox012. ISSN 2052-0034.
  2. Aagaard, J; Jensen, LI; Sorensen, TI; Christensen, U; Burcharth, F (1982). "Recanalized umbilical vein in portal hypertension". American Journal of Roentgenology. 139 (6): 1107–1110. doi:10.2214/ajr.139.6.1107. ISSN 0361-803X.
  3. Cho, K C; Patel, Y D; Wachsberg, R H; Seeff, J (1995). "Varices in portal hypertension: evaluation with CT". RadioGraphics. 15 (3): 609–622. doi:10.1148/radiographics.15.3.7624566. ISSN 0271-5333.
  4. Bandali, Murad Feroz; Mirakhur, Anirudh; Lee, Edward Wolfgang; Ferris, Mollie Clarke; Sadler, David James; Gray, Robin Ritchie; Wong, Jason Kam (2017). "Portal hypertension: Imaging of portosystemic collateral pathways and associated image-guided therapy". World Journal of Gastroenterology. 23 (10): 1735. doi:10.3748/wjg.v23.i10.1735. ISSN 1007-9327.
  5. From the case <"https://radiopaedia.org/cases/23057">rID: 23057
  6. From the case <"https://radiopaedia.org/cases/23057">rID: 23057
  7. From the case <"https://radiopaedia.org/cases/5379">rID: 5379

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