What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of porphyria?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Brenda Chiang, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning of the abdomen and pelvis

CT scanning helps clinicians to rule out other diagnoses of excruciating abdominal pain, such as a ruptured viscus or vessel, and may help to pick up concomitant pathology, such as intussusception or infarction. [61] Focal, fatty nodularity of the liver may be noted in some patients. [62]


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