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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-125

Extensive periportal fibrosis due to hepatic iron overload masquerading as mass lesions in a beta-thalassemia major patient: Sonological appearances

1 Department of Radiology, St. John's Hospital, Kattappana, Kerala, India
2 Department of Medicine, INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Reddy Ravikanth
Department of Radiology, St. John's Hospital, Kattappana - 685 515, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_35_20

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Beta-thalassemia major as a condition is dependent on multiple blood transfusions. In patients with multiple blood transfusions, the liver is the initial site of iron deposition progressing from fibrosis to cirrhosis. Ultrasonography diagnosis of liver fibrosis has prognostic significance and is helpful in risk stratification for assessing treatment options. This case report describes the sonological appearances of the liver in a 28-year-old female who was a recipient of regular blood transfusions and subsequently developed hepatic iron overload which presented as extensive periportal fibrosis masquerading as intraparenchymal mass lesions.

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