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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131270/imaging-assessment-of-portal-venous-system-pictorial-essay-of-normal-anatomy-anatomic-variants-and-congenital-anomalies
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A Guerra, A M De Gaetano, A Infante, C Mele, M G Marini, E Rinninella, R Inchingolo, L Bonomo
The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe anatomic variants and congenital anomalies of portal venous system and related liver parenchymal alterations. The imaging findings of some of these entities have been previously described in other articles, however this work encompasses all congenital anomalies of portal venous system with attention to their features on various imaging modalities; in particular we illustrated with detailed pictures all the main portal vein variants, congenital extra- and intra-hepatic porto-systemic venous shunts and portal vein aneurysm...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127141/copper-deposition-in-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-and-inflammatory-hepatocellular-adenoma
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Vishal S Chandan, Sejal S Shah, Taofic Mounajjed, Michael S Torbenson, Tsung-Teh Wu
AIMS: To examine copper deposition in focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and inflammatory hepatocellular adenoma (IHA) and to determine if it can play a role in their differentiation. METHODS: 28 FNHs and 19 IHAs from surgical resections showing typical morphological and immunohistochemical features were stained with rhodanine to evaluate for copper deposition. Histological features such as nodularity, fibrous bands, ductular proliferation, steatosis, ballooned hepatocytes and lymphocytic inflammation were also scored...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110059/differentiating-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-from-hepatocellular-adenoma-is-hepatobiliary-phase-mri-hbp-mri-using-linear-gadolinium-chelates-always-useful
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Marion Roux, Frederic Pigneur, Laurence Baranes, Julien Calderaro, Mélanie Chiaradia, Thomas Decaens, Sandrine Kastahian, Anaïs Charles-Nelson, Lambros Tselikas, Charlotte Costentin, Alexis Laurent, Daniel Azoulay, Ariane Mallat, Alain Rahmouni, Alain Luciani
PURPOSE: To assess the value of Hepatobiliary phase MRI (HPB-MRI) to differentiate FNH and HCA, and evaluate its impact on diagnostic accuracy, diagnostic confidence, inter-observer variability, and patient clinical management. METHODS: Forty-nine patients referred for Gd-BOPTA-enhanced MRI were retrospectively included in this IRB-approved study, with a total of 119 lesions-90 FNH and 29 HCA. Two observers separately assessed in 2 distinct randomized reading sessions the performance of MRI with (HBP-MRI) or without (conventional MRI) the use of HBP images...
November 6, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076912/uptake-of-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-in-adrenal-gland-a-potential-pitfall
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Pia Strele-Trieb, Andreas Dunzinger, Michael Sonnberger, Johannes Wolfsgruber, Robert Pichler
A 76-year-old man with prostate cancer pT2c N0 M0 R1 GS9 (4+5) operated 2009 and radiated postoperatively underwent restaging by Ga-PSMA-PET in January 2017 because of PSA rise at 0.44 ng/ml under medication with GnRH analogues. An intense focal uptake of the diffusely enlarged left adrenal gland was observed as the only pathological finding. Further evaluation by MRI imaging revealed a plump left adrenal gland with a relatively enlarged diameter of 2 cm and excluded tumor and nodular hyperplasia as well. Without any change of the therapeutic regime the patient presented in July 2017 with a PSA level of 0...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055931/congenital-shunts-of-the-portal-venous-system-case-series-of-uncommon-shunts
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Liliana Santos, Susana Nobre, Nadia Laezza, Catarina Cunha, Isabel Gonçalves, Maria F Lopes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Congenital shunts of the portal venous system are rare entities that can present in children with clinical heterogeneity. To evaluate the clinical course of children with uncommon shunts presenting to our institution and examine the available literature on this topic. Medical records of children with rare forms of congenital shunts were retrospectively reviewed for demographics, symptoms, management, and outcome between 2003 and 2016. RESULTS: Three female patients with congenital shunts, including a congenital mesenterico-portal Rex shunt (n = 1) and congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSS) (n = 2), were referred for surgical evaluation between ages 4 and 9...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029443/quantitative-evaluation-of-gd-eob-dtpa-uptake-in-focal-liver-lesions-by-using-t1-mapping-differences-between-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepatic-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-and-cavernous-hemangioma
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Zhenpeng Peng, Chang Li, Tao Chan, Huasong Cai, Yanji Luo, Zhi Dong, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the difference of T1 relaxation time on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and cavernous hemangioma of liver (CHL), and to quantitatively evaluate the uptake of Gd-EOB-DTPA in these three focal liver lesions (FLLs). RESULTS: The T1P of CHL was significantly higher than those of HCC and FNH (P < 0.05). Reduction of T1 relaxation time on hepatobiliary phase could be observed in all three types of lesions...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028279/liver-elastography-malignancy-prediction-lemp-score-for-noninvasive-characterization-of-focal-liver-lesions
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Ivica Grgurevic, Tomislav Bokun, Nermin N Salkic, Boris Brkljacic, Mirjana Vukelić-Markovic, Tajana Stoos-Veic, Gorana Aralica, Mislav Rakic, Tajana Filipec-Kanizaj, Annalisa Berzigotti
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To analyse elastographic characteristics of focal liver lesions (FLL)s and diagnostic performance of real-time two-dimensional shear-wave elastography (RT-2D-SWE) in order to differentiate benign and malignant FLLs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with FLL by abdominal ultrasound (US) underwent RT-2D-SWE of FLL and non-infiltrated liver by intercostal approach over the right liver lobe. The nature of FLL was determined by diagnostic work-up, including at least one contrast-enhanced imaging modality (MDCT/MRI), check-up of target organs when metastatic disease was suspected and FLL biopsy in inconclusive cases...
October 13, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939487/plasma-heat-shock-protein-90alpha-as-a-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-liver-cancer-an-official-large-scale-and-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Yan Fu, Xiao Xu, Dongsheng Huang, Dawei Cui, Lisheng Liu, Junwei Liu, Zenglei He, Jingjing Liu, Shusen Zheng, Yongzhang Luo
More sensitive biomarker is urgently needed to reduce the mortality caused by the worldwide prevalent liver cancer. This study aims to assess whether quantitative measurement of heat shock protein 90alpha (Hsp90α) in plasma can improve the diagnosis accuracy and monitor treatment response of liver cancer patients. We analyzed the data from an official (registered at ClinicalTrial.gov: NCT02324127), large-scale (1647 enrollments), and multicenter (three independent hospitals) clinical trial, which quantitatively measured plasma Hsp90α by ELISA for patients with liver cancer, patients with at-risk liver diseases (including hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, focal nodular hyperplasia), and healthy individuals...
October 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922441/evaluation-of-2d-shear-wave-elastography-for-characterisation-of-focal-liver-lesions
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Ludmila Gerber, Daniel Fitting, Kajana Srikantharajah, Nina Weiler, Georgia Kyriakidou, Joerg Bojunga, Falko Schulze, Dimitra Bon, Stefan Zeuzem, Mireen Friedrich-Rust
BACKGROUND AND AIM: This is a prospective study for evaluation of 2D-shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) for characterisation and differentiation of benign und malignant focal liver lesions (FLLs). METHODS: The patients referred to our ultrasound unit were prospectively included. B-mode ultrasound and 2D-SWE (Aixplorer® France) were performed for one FLL in each patient. Liver histology and/or contrast-enhanced imaging were used as a reference method. RESULTS: 140 patients with FLL were included...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913555/outcome-of-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-diagnosed-prenatally
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Bérengère Francois, Fréderic Gottrand, Alain Lachaux, Corinne Boyer, Bernard Benoit, Stéphanie De Smet
We analyzed the characteristics of the population with congenital portosystemic shunt diagnosed during the antenatal period and the organization of their perinatal care. This multicentric retrospective study included all the patients with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital portosystemic shunt. Between 1999 and 2015, 12 patients were included. Prenatal diagnosis was done at a median 26.5 weeks of gestation (21-34). All the patients presented intrahepatic CPSS, three of them had associated congenital cardiopathy, and one a Bannayan-Zonana syndrome...
December 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898188/contrast-enhanced-us-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-focal-liver-masses
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David P Burrowes, Alexandra Medellin, Allison C Harris, Laurent Milot, Stephanie R Wilson
Focal liver lesions are commonly encountered and often demonstrate nonspecific findings at initial imaging. Although most incidentally discovered liver lesions are benign, their noninvasive diagnosis is necessary, especially if they are large or atypical. Imaging characterization of focal liver lesions and exclusion of malignancy are of prime importance, particularly in high-risk populations. Contrast agent-enhanced ultrasonography of liver lesions is both accurate and reproducible for evaluation of benign and malignant liver tumors...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876562/resection-of-benign-liver-tumours-an-analysis-of-62-consecutive-cases-treated-in-an-academic-referral-centre
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J E J Krige, E Jonas, S J Beningfield, A Booth, U K Kotze, M Bernon, S Burmeister
BACKGROUND: Benign tumours of the liver are increasingly diagnosed and constitute a substantial proportion of all hepatic tumours evaluated and resected at tertiary referral centres. This study assessed the safety and outcome after resection of benign liver tumours at a major referral centre. METHOD: All patients with symptomatic benign liver tumours who underwent resection were identified from a prospective departmental database of a total of 474 liver resections (LRs)...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871709/unusual-presentations-of-carney-complex-in-patient-with-a-novel-prkar1a-mutation
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Safak Akin, Senem Noyan, Selcuk Dagdelen, Ilhan Pasaoglu, Volkan Kaynaroglu, Melike Mut Askun, Cenk Yucel Bilen, Hayyam Kiratli, Dilek Ertoy Baydar, Sevgen Onder, Cenk Sokmensuer, Kudret Aytemir, Gul Erkin, Pinar Ozgen Kiratli, Mehmet Alikasifoglu, Tomris Erbas
Carney Complex (CNC) is a multiple neoplasia syndrome characterized by skin tumors and pigmented lesions, myxomas, and various endocrine tumors. The aim of this case report was to describe a case of CNC with a novel PRKAR1A mutation. A man aged 46 years with a medical history of surgery for cardiac myxomas at the age of 39 was admitted to our hospital because of four newly-developed heart masses. The histologic examination confirmed cardiac myxomas. He had many presentations of CNC such as growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL)-secreting mixed pituitary adenoma, benign thyroid nodule, large-cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor (LCCST), and superficial angiomyxoma...
August 5, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853804/-benign-focal-liver-lesions-a-clinical-radiological-and-pathological-review
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Karim Abdelrahman, Sabine Schmidt, Amedeo Sciarra, Christine Sempoux
Benign focal liver lesions are a heterogeneous group of tumors of different cellular origin. They might develop from mesenchymal cells, hepatocytes or cholangiocytes. They are more often detected due to the increasing number of imaging investigations and the excellent performance of the new ultrasound machines. The imaging findings have to be interpreted while bearing the patient's clinical context in mind. The aim of this review is to discuss the three most frequent benign focal hepatic lesions : hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia and hepatocellular adenoma...
August 30, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845489/is-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-a-useful-tool-in-a-beginner-s-hand-how-much-can-a-computer-assisted-diagnosis-prototype-help-in-characterizing-the-malignancy-of-focal-liver-lesions
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Tudor Voicu Moga, Alina Popescu, Ioan Sporea, Mirela Danila, Ciprian David, Vasile Gui, Nicoleta Iacob, Gratian Miclaus, Roxana Sirli
AIM: Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improved the characterization of focal liver lesions (FLLs), but is an operatordependent method. The goal of this paper was to test a computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) prototype and to see its benefit in assisting a beginner in the evaluation of FLLs. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Our cohort included 97 good quality CEUS videos[34% hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), 12.3% hypervascular metastases (HiperM), 11.3% hypovascular metastases (HipoM), 24...
August 23, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813771/hepatic-adenoma-a-case-report
#16
Hasan H Turaihi, Thavam C Thambi-Pillai
Although liver lesions in the young population are relatively rare, clinicians can benefit from being familiar with a subset of common benign liver lesions which include hepatic adenoma, hepatic hemangioma, and focal nodular hyperplasia. This a case report of a 25-year-old Jehovah's Witness female on chronic oral contraception for polycystic ovarian syndrome who presented with progressive right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Ultrasound and MRI findings were consistent with hepatic adenoma. A description of her clinical work up followed by a brief description of the surgical intervention is discussed...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782274/radiographic-ultrasonographic-and-computed-tomographic-characteristics-of-an-accessory-liver-lobe-in-a-cat
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Marta Soler, Juana D Carrillo, Eliseo Belda, Antonio Buendía, Amalia Agut
A 5-year-old male Norwegian Forest cat presented with increased hepatic serum biochemical parameters. Abdominal radiography showed an oval cranioventral mass and ultrasound revealed a mobile mass attached to one hepatic lobe. Computed tomography (CT) confirmed that the mass was attached to the right medial liver lobe. Differential diagnoses were an accessory liver lobe, benign neoplasia, and focal nodular hyperplasia. The mass was removed and histopathology confirmed the mass to be normal liver tissue. Accessory liver lobe should be included in the differential diagnosis of a mobile cranial abdominal mass with a similar ultrasonographic or CT appearance to the liver...
August 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767567/a-4-and-a-half-years-old-boy-with-mesenchymal-hamartomas-in-the-left-lateral-lobe-of-the-liver-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wei Liao, Binhao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Lin Chen, Wanguang Zhang, Bixiang Zhang, Xiaoping Chen
RATIONALE: Mesenchymal hamartomas of the liver is one type of rare liver tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: Mesenchymal hamartomas of the liver (MHL) is rarely reported in the left lobe of the liver in children who are more than 2 years old. It is difficult to distinguish it from liver lesions such as hepatoblastoma in children, and hepatocellular carcinoma and focal nodular hyperplasia in adults. In addition, it is hard to correctly diagnose it without pathological examination...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761210/bilateral-hyperplasia-of-bartholin-s-gland-a-case-report
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Ladan Haghighi, Mansooreh SHaabani Zanjani, Zahra Najmi, Neda Hashemi
A 37-year-old woman underwent surgery to remove bilateral vulvar masses. The masses were firm, non-tender, and immobile. Pathologic finding was a well-delineated creamy grayish mass with a homogenous grayish solid surface and mild edema, chronic inflammatory infiltration, and focal dilation of the ducts with squamous metaplasia. The diagnosis was hyperplastic and hypertrophied Bartholin's gland. Hyperplasia is a rare etiology for an enlarged Bartholin's gland. Clinical presentation of Bartholin's gland nodular hyperplasia is rather specific, although inflammatory lesion is the most common cause of swelling of the Bartholin's gland in all age groups...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743375/a-model-based-prediction-of-the-probability-of%C3%A2-hepatocellular%C3%A2-adenoma-and-focal-nodular-hyperplasia%C3%A2-based%C3%A2-on-characteristics-on-contrast-enhanced%C3%A2-ultrasound
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Pavel Taimr, Mirelle E E Bröker, Roy S Dwarkasing, Bettina E Hansen, Robert J de Knegt, Robert A De Man, Jan N M IJzermans
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging imaging technique that is increasingly used to diagnose liver lesions. It is of the utmost importance to differentiate between the two most common solid focal liver lesions (i.e., hepatocellular adenoma [HCA] and focal nodular hyperplasia [FNH]), because their management and follow-up differ greatly. The main objective of this study was to determine how frequently the specific CEUS features of HCA and FNH are visible on CEUS and to define their predictive value for discrimination between HCA and FNH...
July 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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