MRI rare finding: Absence of the left liver lobe
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The absence of the left anatomical lobe of the liver is a rare condition. Few cases have been described in the literature. The absence of a lobe of the liver can be due to several events, such as neoplasia, chronic damage, trauma, prior surgical resection, and agenesis. Agenesis is defined as the absence of liver tissue without any evidence of disease or previous surgery; it may be associated with other anatomical alterations, such as hypertrophy of other liver segments, colic interposition between the liver and diaphragm, anomalous position of the gallbladder. We report a rare case of left liver lobe absence in an 80-year-old male patient discovered during an MRI scan. The main imaging features of this condition are briefly reviewed, together with its pathogenesis and the most common associations and differential diagnoses.

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