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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726119/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-the-diagnostic-strategies-for-differentiating-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-from-hepatocellular-adenoma
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Chong Hyun Suh, Kyung Won Kim, Seong Ho Park, Sangjin Shin, Jeonghoon Ahn, Junhee Pyo, Atul B Shinagare, Katherine M Krajewski, Nikhil H Ramaiya
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of a gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI (EOB-MRI) strategy compared with conventional MRI strategy and biopsy to differentiate focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from hepatocellular adenoma (HCA). METHODS: A decision tree model was constructed to compare the cost-effectiveness of EOB-MRI, conventional MRI with extracellular contrast agents, and biopsy as the initial diagnostic modality in patients with incidentally detected focal liver lesions suspected of being FNH or HCA...
July 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723742/liver-transplantation-using-the-otherwise-discarded-partial-liver-resection-graft-with-hepatic-benign-tumor-analysis-of-a-preliminary-experience-on-15-consecutive-cases
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Guoqiang Li, Xiaoxin Mu, Xinli Huang, Xiaofeng Qian, Jianjie Qin, Zhongming Tan, Wenjie Zhang, Xiaoliang Xu, Shanbai Tan, Zhijun Zhu, Wei Li, Xuan Wang, Xuehao Wang, Beicheng Sun
RATIONALE: The shortage of available donor organs limits the development of liver transplantation. This case-serial study presents a novel way to expand the donor pool by using the other-wise discarded partial liver resection graft with hepatic benign tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: From 2012 to 2016, 15 patients with hepatic lesions were admitted to our hospital. 12 patients suffered from right epigastric discomfort and 3 patients worried about uncertain diagnosis. INTERVENTIONS: Regular hepatic lobectomy was performed for all patients and after back-table management the resected partial liver grafts were used for patients with end-stage liver disease for liver transplantation...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722597/occult-amoebic-liver-abscess-as-cause-of-extensive-inferior-vena-cava-and-hepatic-vein-thrombosis
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Leslie Martin, Nishigandha Burute, Ehsan Haider, Pablo E Serrano, Timothy O'Shea, Deborah Siegal
The most common extraintestinal complication of Entamoeba histolytica is amoebic liver abscess (ALA). Hepatic vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis are rare but well-documented complications of ALA, typically attributed to mechanical compression and inflammation associated with a large abscess. We present a case of a previously healthy 43-year-old Canadian man presenting with constitutional symptoms and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. He was found to have thrombophlebitis of the IVC, accessory right hepatic vein, and bilateral iliac veins...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718042/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-focal-liver-lesions-how-accurate-is-it
#4
Richard G Barr
With the recent FDA approval for characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) in both pediatric and adult patients using Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles), increased use of ultrasound contrast for routine clinical use is expected. This agent has been available for many years in Europe and Asia, and a large body of literature is available regarding the sensitivity and specificity of this agent. In addition, a few studies have directly compared CEUS to CECT and CEMRI for the characterization of focal liver lesions...
July 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709465/subclinical-focal-cholangitis-mimicking-liver-metastasis-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-history-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-biliary-tree-intervention
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Natally Horvat, Edmund M Godfrey, Timothy J Sadler, Jaclyn F Hechtman, Laura H Tang, Carlie S Sigel, Serena Monti, Lorenzo Mannelli
BACKGROUND: Cholangitis is an inflammatory process of the biliary tract with a wide range of clinical manifestations and it is not always considered in the differential diagnosis in asymptomatic patients. To the best of our knowledge there is no previous report in the English literature of focal cholangitis manifesting exclusively as liver parenchymal changes mimicking liver metastasis in asymptomatic patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and history of manipulation of the biliary tree...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705557/automatic-identification-of-the-optimal-reference-frame-for-segmentation-and-quantification-of-focal-liver-lesions-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Spyridon Bakas, Dimitrios Makris, Gordon J A Hunter, Cheng Fang, Paul S Sidhu, Katerina Chatzimichail
Post-examination interpretation of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cineloops of focal liver lesions (FLLs) requires offline manual assessment by experienced radiologists, which is time-consuming and generates subjective results. Such assessment usually starts by manually identifying a reference frame, where FLL and healthy parenchyma are well-distinguished. This study proposes an automatic computational method to objectively identify the optimal reference frame for distinguishing and hence delineating an FLL, by statistically analyzing the temporal intensity variation across the spatially discretized ultrasonographic image...
July 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700167/-relevance-of-contrast-ultrasound-with-microbubbles-in-vascular-medecine
#7
Andreas Erdmann, Barbara Ney, Adriano Alatri, Luca Calanca, Lucia Mazzolai
Application of ultrasound contrast media has become a standard in diagnostic imaging in cardiology and in the characterization of focal lesions in multiple organs, especially of the liver. In the past years there was a growing body of evidence for their usefulness in vascular medicine. The development of contrast media, microbubbles with a stabilizing envelope and filled with gaz, small enough to pass through pulmonary capillaries made real-time imaging of organ perfusion possible. Ultrasound contrast media are rapidly eliminated by exhalation and can safely be administered to patients with renal failure...
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699910/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...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694862/primary-hepatic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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George S Gherlan, Razvan Stoia, Mihaly Enyedi, Camelia Dobrea, Petre I Calistru
Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a low-grade malignant lymphoma that appears frequently in the stomach, but other sites can also be involved: the intestinal tract, lungs, head, neck, skin, thyroid, breasts and liver. Recently, epidemiological evidences support the idea that there is an association between hepatitis C and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (that include MALT as a subtype). Primary non-Hodgkin lymphomas confi ned only to the liver are very rare (only 0...
September 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681404/integration-of-deployable-fluid-lenses-and-reflectors-with-endoluminal-therapeutic-ultrasound-applicators-preliminary-investigations-of-enhanced-penetration-depth-and-focal-gain
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Matthew S Adams, Vasant A Salgaonkar, Serena Scott, Graham Sommer, Chris J Diederich
PURPOSE: Catheter-based ultrasound applicators can generate thermal ablation of tissues adjacent to body lumens, but have limited focusing and penetration capabilities due to the small profile of integrated transducers required for the applicator to traverse anatomical passages. This study investigates a design for an endoluminal or laparoscopic ultrasound applicator with deployable acoustic reflector and fluid lens components, which can be expanded after device delivery to increase the effective acoustic aperture and allow for deeper and dynamically adjustable target depths...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678644/the-pathology-of-eclampsia-an-autopsy-series
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Jonathan L Hecht, Jaume Ordi, Carla Carrilho, Mamudo R Ismail, Zsuzsanna K Zsengeller, S Ananth Karumanchi, Seymour Rosen
OBJECTIVE: We describe the main lesions in the liver, brain, and kidney from autopsies of women who died of eclampsia and characterize the endothelial injury. METHODS: Cases were identified from a study involving 317 maternal deaths (2003-2006) conducted at the Maputo Central Hospital (Maputo, Mozambique) in association with ISGlobal (Barcelona, Spain). Histology slides along with stains for endothelial, histiocyte, and platelet markers (CD31, CD34, CD68, CD42B) were reviewed to identify the relevant lesions...
July 5, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675362/liver-resections-in-a-high-volume-center-form-standard-procedures-to-extreme-surgery-and-ultrasound-guided-resections
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Florin Botea, Mihnea Ionescu, Vladislav Braşoveanu, Doina Hrehoreţ, Sorin Alexandrescu, Mihai Grigorie, Oana Stanciulea, Diana Nicolaescu, Dana Tomescu, Gabriela Droc, Daniela Ungureanu, Ruxandra Fota, Adina Croitoru, Liana Gheorghe, Cristian Gheorghe, Ioana Lupescu, Mugur Grasu, Mirela Boroş, Radu Dumitru, Mihai Toma, Vlad Herlea, Irinel Popescu
Background: Liver resection (LR) is the treatment of choice for most benign and malignant focal liver lesions, as well as in selected patients with liver trauma. Few other therapies can compete with LR in selected cases, such as liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and ablative therapies in small HCCs or liver metastases. The present paper analyses a single center experience in LR, reviewing the indications of LR, the operative techniques and their short-term results. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between January 2000 and December 2016, in "œDan Setlacec" Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation were performed 3165 LRs in 3016 patients, for pathologic conditions of the liver...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668410/focal-lesions-in-cirrhosis-not-always-hcc
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Maxime Ronot, Marco Dioguardi Burgio, Yvonne Purcell, Romain Pommier, Giuseppe Brancatelli, Valérie Vilgrain
Even though most hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) develop in the setting of cirrhosis, numerous other focal liver lesions and pseudolesions may be encountered. The role of the radiologist is therefore to differentiate these lesions from HCC to avoid under- and overdiagnosis. There are several ways of classifying these lesions: those which predate the development of fibrosis and cirrhosis (cystic lesions, hemangioma), those related to or a consequence of cirrhosis (regenerative nodules, dysplastic nodules, focal fibrosis, peribiliary cysts, shunts, or even cholangiocarcinoma), and those related to the underlying cause of chronic liver disease (lymphoma)...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656719/importance-of-distending-stomach-with-fluid-for-ultrasound-detection-of-focal-lesion-in-the-elongated-left-lobe-of-the-liver
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Size Wu, Guangqing Liu, Xiaojing Cui, Xian Liang, Kailiang Chen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate distending the stomach with water for ultrasound detection of focal lesions in the elongated left lobe of the liver. METHODS: A total of 13,277 patients undergoing liver ultrasound were evaluated for the presence of an elongated left lobe of the liver and a focal lesion. Patients with an elongated left lobe of the liver had their stomach distended with oral water for further evaluation of a focal lesion. A portion of the patients had computed tomography (CT) examinations, which were compared with the ultrasound studies...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646628/focal-liver-lesions-real-time-3-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-compared-with-2-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jung-Chieh Lee, Kun Yan, San-Kan Lee, Wei Yang, Min-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the application of real-time 3-dimensional (3D) contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) to diagnose focal liver lesions and to compare these results with those from 2-dimensional (2D) contrast-enhanced US and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Patients with focal liver lesions were examined by 2D contrast-enhanced US, 3D contrast-enhanced US, and contrast-enhanced MRI for lesion characterization, and biopsies and comprehensive clinical diagnoses served as reference standards...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641911/image-fusion-of-real-time-ultrasonography-with-computed-tomography-factors-affecting-the-registration-error-and-motion-of-focal-hepatic-lesions
#16
Min Woo Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Tae Wook Kang, Jiwon Ryu, Won-Chul Bang, Bora Lee, Eun Sun Lee, Byung Ihn Choi
Factors affecting the registration error (RE) and motion of focal hepatic lesions (FHLs) in image fusion of real-time ultrasonography (US) with computed tomography (CT) images were prospectively assessed by focusing on respiratory movement and FHL location. Real-time US and pre-acquired CT images at end-inspiration were fused with FHLs for 103 patients. Three-dimensional US data containing FHLs were obtained during end-inspiratory/expiratory phases. Multivariate analysis revealed that diaphragm motion (p < 0...
June 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641910/dependence-of-boiling-histotripsy-treatment-efficiency-on-hifu-frequency-and-focal-pressure-levels
#17
Tatiana D Khokhlova, Yasser A Haider, Adam D Maxwell, Wayne Kreider, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Boiling histotripsy (BH) is a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)-based method of mechanical tissue fractionation that utilizes millisecond-long bursts of HIFU shock waves to cause boiling at the focus in milliseconds. The subsequent interaction of the incoming shocks with the vapor bubble mechanically lyses surrounding tissue and cells. The acoustic parameter space for BH has been investigated previously and an inverse dependence between the HIFU frequency and the dimensions of a BH lesion has been observed...
June 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639831/diagnostic-performance-and-confidence-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-cystic-and-cysticlike-liver-lesions
#18
Antonio Corvino, Orlando Catalano, Fabio Corvino, Fabio Sandomenico, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the characterization of atypical cystic and cysticlike focal liver lesions in comparison with conventional US and to determine whether the use of CEUS can reduce the need for further diagnostic workup. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In a 3-year period 48 patients with 50 atypical cystic and cysticlike lesions found at conventional US underwent CEUS. Diagnostic confirmation was obtained in cytohistopathologic examinations, with other imaging modalities, and in follow-up...
June 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634618/ct-and-mri-findings-in-focal-eosinophilic-infiltration-of-the-liver
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Bao-Liang Guo, Qiu-Gen Hu, Fu-Sheng Ouyang, Bin Zhang, Yu-Hao Dong, Xiao-Ning Luo, Zhou-Yang Lian, Shui-Xing Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the findings of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of focal eosinophilic infiltration (FEI) of the liver. METHODS: A retrospective study including 29 patients with confirmed FEI of the liver was performed. We evaluated the lesions' number, distribution, size, shape, margin, attenuation or signal intensity characteristics, the enhancement pattern, and some special features. Spearman correlation analysis was used to analyze the correlation between the number of lesions and the eosinophil counts in peripheral blood...
June 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626584/enteric-multiplex-pcr-panels-a-new-diagnostic-tool-for-amoebic-liver-abscess
#20
T Weitzel, J Cabrera, R Rosas, L M Noriega, G Schiappacasse, V Vollrath, L Porte
Invasive amoebiasis is a life-threatening infection requiring immediate detection and treatment. However, diagnosis is challenging because conventional methods such as light microscopy and serology are unreliable. Molecular techniques are therefore considered the new diagnostic reference standard, but most of the developed assays are research tools and not widely available. Recently commercial multiplex PCR panels have been introduced which permit the simultaneous detection of multiple enteric pathogens including Entamoeba histolytica in stool samples...
July 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
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