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Cirrhosis imaging

Brian C Baumann, Jenny Wei, John P Plastaras, John N Lukens, Nevena Damjanov, Maarouf Hoteit, Christine Hsu, Matthew Levine, Jeffrey Mondschein, Gregory Nadolski, Kim Olthoff, Kim A Reiss, Mark Rosen, Evan Siegelman, James M Metz, Edgar Ben-Josef
OBJECTIVES: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is potentially curative treatment for small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), but data are limited on its efficacy and toxicity. We hypothesized that SBRT can achieve excellent local control (LC) with acceptable toxicity treating HCC lesions, even in advanced cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-seven nonmetastatic HCC patients received SBRT to 43 lesions between October 2012 and April 2016. Median dose was 50 Gy/5 fractions...
March 16, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Patrícia Leitão, André Carvalho, Conceição Guerra, José Gonçalves, Isabel Ramos
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant vascular disorder characterized by epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasias, and arteriovenous malformations affecting various organs and systems. The liver is a commonly involved organ (74% of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia), although symptomatic liver disease is quite infrequent. In symptomatic cases, clinical manifestations relate most commonly to the predominant type of vascular shunting present (arteriovenous, arterioportal, or portovenous)...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Min Fang, Jingping Yuan, Mengyuan Chen, Zongwen Sun, Lulu Liu, Guoping Cheng, Hangjie Ying, Shifeng Yang, Ming Chen
The present study was performed to quantify tumor neo-vessels, macrophages and fibroblasts in the tumor microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and explore the prognostic factors of HCC. The distribution of tumor neo-vessels, macrophages and fibroblasts was quantified by immunohistochemistry and inverted microscopy with the CRi Nuance multispectral imaging system, and the correlation of these parameters with the clinico-pathological characteristics and overall survival of the patients was analyzed...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Wai-Kay Seto, Siu-King Mak, Keith Chiu, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Ho-Fai Wong, Heng-Tat Leong, Paul S F Lee, Y C Ho, Chi-Kei Lee, Ka-Shing Cheung, Man-Fung Yuen, Wai K Leung
BACKGROUND: Recreational ketamine use has emerged as an important health and social issue worldwide. Although ketamine is associated with biliary tract damage, the clinical and radiological profiles of ketamine-related cholangiopathy have not been well-described. METHODS: We prospectively recruited consecutive Chinese individuals who used ketamine recreationally at least twice per month over 6 months in the past 2 years via a territory-wide community network of charitable organizations tackling substance abuse...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Aaron Abajian, Nikitha Murali, Lynn Jeanette Savic, Fabian Max Laage-Gaupp, Nariman Nezami, James S Duncan, Todd Schlachter, MingDe Lin, Jean-François Geschwind, Julius Chapiro
PURPOSE: To use magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and clinical patient data to create an artificial intelligence (AI) framework for the prediction of therapeutic outcomes of transarterial chemoembolization by applying machine learning (ML) techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 36 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with transarterial chemoembolization. The cohort (age 62 ± 8.9 years; 31 men; 13 white; 24 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0, 10 status 1, 2 status 2; 31 Child-Pugh stage A, 4 stage B, 1 stage C; 1 Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage 0, 12 stage A, 10 stage B, 13 stage C; tumor size 5...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
G Oriolo, E Egmond, Z Mariño, M Cavero, R Navines, L Zamarrenho, R Solà, J Pujol, N Bargallo, X Forns, R Martin-Santos
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C is considered a systemic disease because of extra-hepatic manifestations. Neuroimaging has been employed in hepatitis C virus-infected patients to find in vivo evidence of central nervous system alterations. AIMS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of neuroimaging research in chronic hepatitis C treatment naive patients, or patients previously treated without sustained viral response, to study structural and functional brain impact of hepatitis C...
March 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Rainer U Pliquett, Arno Noll, Richard Ibe, Alexandra Katz, Charlotte Ackmann, Alexandra Schreiber, Matthias Girndt
BACKGROUND: Here, we report a case of central pontine demyelinization in a type-2 diabetes patient with hyperglycemia after a binge-eating attack in the absence of a relevant hyponatremia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old, male type-2 diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis stage Child-Pugh B was admitted due to dysmetria of his right arm, gait disturbance, dizziness, vertigo, and polyuria, polydipsia after a binge-eating attack of sweets (a whole fruit cake and 2 Liters of soft drinks)...
March 12, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Roxanne Labranche, Guillaume Gilbert, Milena Cerny, Kim-Nhien Vu, Denis Soulières, Damien Olivié, Jean-Sébastien Billiard, Takeshi Yokoo, An Tang
Iron overload is a systemic disorder and is either primary (genetic) or secondary (exogenous iron administration). Primary iron overload is most commonly associated with hereditary hemochromatosis and secondary iron overload with ineffective erythropoiesis (predominantly caused by β-thalassemia major and sickle cell disease) that requires long-term transfusion therapy, leading to transfusional hemosiderosis. Iron overload may lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, in addition to cardiac and endocrine complications...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Julia Chalaye, Charlotte E Costentin, Alain Luciani, Giuliana Amaddeo, Nathalie Ganne-Carrié, Laurence Baranes, Manon Allaire, Julien Calderaro, Daniel Azoulay, Pierre Nahon, Olivier Seror, Ariane Mallat, Michael Soussan, Christophe Duvoux, Emmanuel Itti, Jean Charles Nault
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) staging according to the BCLC classification is based on conventional imaging. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of dual-tracer 18F-fluorocholine and 18F-FDG PET/CT on tumor staging and treatment allocation. METHODS: 192 dual-tracer PET/CT (18F-fluorocholine and 18F-FDG PET/CT) were performed in 177 patients with HCC. BCLC staging and treatment proposal based on conventional imaging were retrospectively collected, along with any new lesions detected, changes in BCLC classification or treatment allocation based on dual-tracer PET/CT...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Deborah Repullo, Marie Diaz, Stéphane Holbrechts, Maria Gomez-Galdón, Dirk Van Gestel, Ali Bohlok, Gabriel Liberale, Vincent Donckier
BACKGROUND: The development of a second primary tumor is a potential late side effect of radiotherapy. Particularly, an increased risk of secondary cancers, mostly of digestive or breast origin, has been observed in patients treated with high-dose radiotherapy for Wilms tumor (WT) in childhood. However, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been very rarely described as a potentially radiotherapy-induced tumor. We describe the case of a patient with an aggressive HCC 50 years after the treatment of a WT...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Huimin Lin, Caixia Fu, Stephan Kannengiesser, Shu Cheng, Jun Shen, Haipeng Dong, Fuhua Yan
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of hepatic iron and fat is common in patients with hyperferritinemia, which plays an interactive and aggressive role in the progression of diseases (fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinomas). PURPOSE: To evaluate a modified high-speed T2 -corrected multi-echo, single voxel spectroscopy sequence (HISTOV) for liver iron concentration (LIC) quantification in patients with hyperferritinemia, with simultaneous fat fraction (FF) estimation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Giuliano Ramadori, Patrizia Bosio, Federico Moriconi, Ihtzaz A Malik
BACKGROUND: After orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), recurrent HCC mostly develops within 2 years. All cases of de novo HCC described so far occurred later than 2 years after OLT. Prevention of post-transplantation HCC has usually been tried to achieve by curing or controlling recurrent liver disease. This has been rationale for treatment with interferon (IFN)/ribavirin of HCV-recurrence in patients after OLT, transplanted for advanced HCV-induced liver disease and/or HCC...
March 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Viktoria Palm, Ruofan Sheng, Philipp Mayer, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Christoph Springfeld, Arianeb Mehrabi, Thomas Longerich, Anne Katrin Berger, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Tim Frederik Weber
BACKGROUND: Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FLC) is a rare malignancy occurring in young patients without cirrhosis. Objectives of our study were to analyze contrast material uptake in hepatobiliary phase imaging (HBP) in gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI in patients with FLC and to characterize imaging features in sequence techniques other than HBP. METHODS: In this retrospective study on histology-proven FLC, contrast material uptake in HBP was quantitatively assessed by calculating the corrected FLC enhancement index (CEI) using mean signal intensities of FLC and lumbar muscle on pre-contrast imaging and HBP, respectively...
March 1, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Yi Wei, Feifei Gao, Dandan Zheng, Zixing Huang, Min Wang, Fubi Hu, Chenyang Chen, Ting Duan, Jie Chen, Likun Cao, Bin Song
Accurate preoperative differentiation of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the setting of cirrhotic liver is of great clinical significance because the treatment and prognosis of these entities differ markedly. Through a retrospectively research, we sought to determine the diagnostic performances of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) parameters in the differentiating of ICC and HCC. According to the results, we found that apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) derived from mono-exponential model and true ADC (ADCslow ) derived from bi-exponential model can be used to distinguish the ICC and HCC, and ADCslow entailed the higher diagnostic performance than ADC...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Jennifer Sammon, Sandra Fischer, Ravi Menezes, Hooman Hosseini-Nik, Sara Lewis, Bachir Taouli, Kartik Jhaveri
BACKGROUND: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is a rare primary liver tumor, which has overlapping imaging features with mass forming intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Previous studies reported imaging features more closely resemble ICC and the aim of our study was to examine the differential MRI features of cHCC-CC and ICC with emphasis on enhancement pattern observations of gadolinium enhanced MRI. METHODS: Institutional review board approval with consent waiver was obtained for this retrospective bi-centric study...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Arafat Khalphallah, Nasr-Eldin M Aref, Ashraf M Abu-Seida, Enas Elmeligy, Sara A Bayoumi, Al-Lethie A Al-Lethie, Doaa Salman
This study describes the ultrasonographic findings of five hepatobiliary diseases in buffaloes. Fifty buffaloes including; 20 clinically normal and 30 hepatobiliary diseased buffaloes were enrolled in this study. Complete clinical, radiographic and ultrasonographic examinations and laboratory analyses were conducted. RESULTS: Focal parenchymal lesions including liver abscess (N=12) and hepatic cyst (N=6), diffuse parenchymal lesion (hepatobiliary cirrhosis, N=5) and obstruction of hepatobiliary passages including cholestasis (N=4) and hepatocholelithiasis (N=3) were successfully imaged by ultrasound...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Science
Yoshihiko Tachi, Akihiro Kozuka, Takanori Hirai, Yoji Ishizu, Takashi Honda, Teiji Kuzuya, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Severe muscle volume loss is a recognized negative prognostic factor in patients with chronic liver disease. However, the effect of skeletal muscle fat deposition, referred to as myosteatosis on muscle volume loss remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between myosteatosis and skeletal muscle volume loss. METHODS: We enrolled 362 patients with chronic liver disease (186 men, 176 women; mean age 68.4 ± 10...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Jing Li, Pan Liang, Dandan Zhang, Jie Liu, Hongkai Zhang, Jinrong Qu, Jianbo Gao
BACKGROUND: Carcinosarcoma of the liver is a very rare tumor composed of a mixture of carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. Less than 25 adequately documented cases have been reported, with inadequate description of imaging features. In order to improve the awareness of this rare tumor, this study aimed to analyze the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of hepatic carcinosarcoma (HCS) confirmed by surgical pathologic evaluation. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of HCS (matching the World Health Organization definition) and discussed the differential diagnosis on the basis of imaging findings...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Wojciech Wieclawek
BACKGROUND: Image segmentation is an essential and non trivial task in computer vision and medical image analysis. Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most accessible medical examination techniques to visualize the interior of a patient's body. Among different computer-aided diagnostic systems, the applications dedicated to kidney segmentation represent a relatively small group. In addition, literature solutions are verified on relatively small databases. The goal of this research is to develop a novel algorithm for fully automated kidney segmentation...
February 27, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
S Garcia-Madrona, I Corral-Corral
INTRODUCTION: Occipital condyle syndrome consists of the presence of unilateral occipital headache exacerbated by moving the head and is accompanied by paralysis of the ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve. One of its causes is infiltration of the base of the skull by bone metastases, especially those affecting the hypoglossal nerve due to infiltration as it passes through the osseous canal. CASE REPORTS: We report two clinical cases of occipital condyle syndrome secondary to metastatic hepatocarcinoma...
March 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
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