Hemochromatosis of the liver
Unknown Abdomen Case 3
48 y/o with signs of portal hypertension and skin discoloration.
Marked decrease in signal is seen in the liver on the T2- and T2*-weighted images, with a lesser amount of decreased signal on the T1-weighted images.
Hemochromatosis is a disorder of iron metabolism resulting in excessive iron deposits in the liver, pancreas and skin. It is associated with diabetes, which this patient has recently developed.
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