What Is Liver Hypodensity?

What is Liver Hypodensity?

Liver hypodensity on a CT scan means a lesion of the liver that appear less dense than the surrounding liver tissue.


  • Liver hypodensity on a CT scan is a signal of liver cancer and caused by variable factors. It is may caused by hepatic cysts, hemangioma, liver abscess or liver cancer.
  • Liver hypodensity in the right lobe of the liver usually indicates cystic tumor, such as hepatic cysts and hemangioma.
  • Liver hypodensity is sometimes caused by hepatic fat.

Many factors could cause liver hypodensity, but not all indicate liver cancer. Therefore, a comprehensive physical examination of the patient is necessary. And their medical history, symptoms, family history, and side-effect of medicine will also help the doctor to find out the causes for liver hypodensity and customize treatment to an individual’s condition.

In any case though, if you or someone close to you feels as if they have an underlying issue going on, please go see a doctor.


Key Words: Liver hypodensity; liver cancer; hepatic cysts; hemangioma; liver abscess; liver cancer; cystic tumor; cystic tumor.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.