A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants

L. E. Swischuk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A new roentgenographic sign, the 'radiolucent liver', secondary to extensive fatty degeneration of the liver is presented in 2 infants. In one infant the cause of liver damage was not completely ascertained (although infectious or toxic hepatitis was postulated) while kwashiorkor was the problem in the second infant. The radiolucent liver sign is quite striking roentgenographically and is probably specific for extensive fatty replacement of the liver. Both the infants died shortly after the roentgenographic and clinical findings were documented, and although it is not believed that one can unequivocally attach prognostic significance to this sign, it does seem to be associated with very extensive end stage fatty replacement of the liver, probably well beyond significant recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMER.J.ROENTGENOL.
Pages159-164
Number of pages6
Volume122
Edition1
StatePublished - 1974

Fingerprint

Fatty Liver
Liver
Kwashiorkor
Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury
Hepatitis A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Swischuk, L. E. (1974). A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants. In AMER.J.ROENTGENOL. (1 ed., Vol. 122, pp. 159-164)

A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants. / Swischuk, L. E.

AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. Vol. 122 1. ed. 1974. p. 159-164.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Swischuk, LE 1974, A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants. in AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. 1 edn, vol. 122, pp. 159-164.
Swischuk LE. A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants. In AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. 1 ed. Vol. 122. 1974. p. 159-164
Swischuk, L. E. / A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants. AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.. Vol. 122 1. ed. 1974. pp. 159-164
@inbook{291be6faa18b45219be868da2579a9fc,
title = "A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants",
abstract = "A new roentgenographic sign, the 'radiolucent liver', secondary to extensive fatty degeneration of the liver is presented in 2 infants. In one infant the cause of liver damage was not completely ascertained (although infectious or toxic hepatitis was postulated) while kwashiorkor was the problem in the second infant. The radiolucent liver sign is quite striking roentgenographically and is probably specific for extensive fatty replacement of the liver. Both the infants died shortly after the roentgenographic and clinical findings were documented, and although it is not believed that one can unequivocally attach prognostic significance to this sign, it does seem to be associated with very extensive end stage fatty replacement of the liver, probably well beyond significant recovery.",
author = "Swischuk, {L. E.}",
year = "1974",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "122",
pages = "159--164",
booktitle = "AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.",
edition = "1",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - A new and unusual roentgenographic finding of fatty liver in infants

AU - Swischuk, L. E.

PY - 1974

Y1 - 1974

N2 - A new roentgenographic sign, the 'radiolucent liver', secondary to extensive fatty degeneration of the liver is presented in 2 infants. In one infant the cause of liver damage was not completely ascertained (although infectious or toxic hepatitis was postulated) while kwashiorkor was the problem in the second infant. The radiolucent liver sign is quite striking roentgenographically and is probably specific for extensive fatty replacement of the liver. Both the infants died shortly after the roentgenographic and clinical findings were documented, and although it is not believed that one can unequivocally attach prognostic significance to this sign, it does seem to be associated with very extensive end stage fatty replacement of the liver, probably well beyond significant recovery.

AB - A new roentgenographic sign, the 'radiolucent liver', secondary to extensive fatty degeneration of the liver is presented in 2 infants. In one infant the cause of liver damage was not completely ascertained (although infectious or toxic hepatitis was postulated) while kwashiorkor was the problem in the second infant. The radiolucent liver sign is quite striking roentgenographically and is probably specific for extensive fatty replacement of the liver. Both the infants died shortly after the roentgenographic and clinical findings were documented, and although it is not believed that one can unequivocally attach prognostic significance to this sign, it does seem to be associated with very extensive end stage fatty replacement of the liver, probably well beyond significant recovery.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0016263656&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0016263656&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

C2 - 4425362

AN - SCOPUS:0016263656

VL - 122

SP - 159

EP - 164

BT - AMER.J.ROENTGENOL.

ER -