Unusual patterns of hepatic steatosis caused by the local effect of insulin revealed on chemical shift MR imaging

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Feb;176(2):471-4. doi: 10.2214/ajr.176.2.1760471.

Abstract

Objective: We reveal the chemical shift MR findings of unusual patterns of hepatic steatosis caused by the local effect of insulin.

Conclusion: Unusual patterns of hepatic steatosis can be seen on MR imaging. Such patterns result from localized high concentrations of insulin. A rim of hepatic steatosis surrounding insulinoma metastases and a subcapsular distribution of hepatic steatosis in patients with diabetes treated with peritoneal dialysis are two such patterns that can be revealed on chemical shift imaging.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fatty Liver / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male

Substances

  • Insulin