Abdomen, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Tissue characterisation, Transplantation, Pathology
A. Pecchi, D. Corniani, M. De Santis, L. Maccio, N. De Ruvo, F. Di Benedetto, P. Torricelli; Modena/IT
Some work reported in literature described the MDCT principal findings of fulminant hepatitis [1-9],
however few authors correlated the imaging findings with the hystopathological examination performed on biopsy or explanted liver [3,
10] and these works are restricted to some particular aspect [5,
7] or have taken into account a small number of cases  or are only related to pediatric population .
The first aim of our work has been to review CT examinations of adult patients with fulminant hepatic failure of different aetiology (exotossic,
viral or vascular) that underwent liver transplantation.
we planned to describe the main morphological and density findings gathered with MDCT and to correlate them with histopatological examination on explanted liver.
Finally the correlations were critically evaluated in relation to hepatitis aetiology.