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Harshavardhan Nagolu, Sudhakar Kattoju, Chidambaranathan Natesan, Meera Krishnakumar, Sunil Kumar
Objective: The purpose of the study is to investigate the usefulness of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the characterization of focal solid liver lesions as benign, malignant, or metastatic using ARFI two-dimensional (2D) imaging and ARFI quantification (shear wave velocities [SWVs]). Materials and Methods: Sixty lesions were included in this study. The lesions were classified into three groups: Group I included benign lesions ( n = 25), Group II included malignant lesions ( n = 27), and Group III included metastatic lesions ( n = 8)...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Mohammad Kamal Shaker, Iman F Montasser, Mohamed Sakr, Mohamed Elgharib, Hany M Dabbous, Hend Ebada, Ahmed El Dorry, Mohamed Bahaa, Mahmoud El Meteini
Background and aim: The number of loco-regional therapies (LRTs) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has increased dramatically during the past decade, bridging or downstaging patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation. This study aimed to analyze the outcomes of LRTs prior to living donor liver transplantation in patients with HCC. Methods: Sixty-two HCC patients received living donor liver transplantation at Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplantation over a 2-year period...
2018: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
V Cartier, A Crouan, M Esvan, F Oberti, S Michalak, B Gallix, O Seror, A Paisant, V Vilgrain, C Aubé
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of a second biopsy when the first one was inconclusive in patients with a liver nodule found during the follow-up for chronic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 381 patients (544 nodules) included in a prospective study designed to evaluate the accuracy of imaging for the diagnosis of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic liver disease, 254 nodules were biopsied. The following histological results were considered as conclusive: HCC, dysplastic or regenerative nodule, and other identified tumors (benign or malignant)...
February 28, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Domenico Albano, Raffaele Giubbini, Francesco Bertagna
PURPOSE: The detection rate and the metabolic behavior of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) are not yet clear. Our aim was to investigate the metabolic behavior of SMZL and whether the tumor stage (acc. Ann Arbor) epidemiological (age, gender), histological (Ki-67 index, plasmacytic differentiation), and morphological (splenic diameter maximum) features might be related to 18F-FDG PET/CT results. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (34 male, 17 female; average age 70 years) with histologically confirmed SMZL who underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT for initial staging were included: PET/CT images were analyzed visually and semi-quantitatively (SUVmax, lesion-to-liver SUVmax ratio, and lesion-to-blood pool SUVmax ratio)...
March 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Preston F Ashby, Chelsea Alfafara, Albert Amini, Richard Amini
We present the case of a young female on oral contraceptives (OCs) who was diagnosed with focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and remained on oral contraceptives. Months later, the patient presented with acute abdominal pain and intratumoral hemorrhage in the liver. The patient was taken to the operating room (OR) and was diagnosed with a ruptured hepatic adenoma (HA). We review the key diagnostic features of FNH and HA, the different management guidelines including use of OCs, and potential surgical indications...
December 20, 2017: Curēus
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
Cezar I Betianu, Augustin Dima, Giorgiana Pavaloiu
Extramarginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma of low-grade malignancy. The most common localization is the stomach, and the common nongastric sites are salivary glands, the skin, orbits, the conjunctiva, the lung, breasts, upper airways, other gastrointestinal sites, and the liver. Primary hepatic MALT lymphoma is a rare disease and the diagnostic can be challenging. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and may range from no symptoms to end-stage liver disease...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Dan O'Neal, Tal Cohen, Cynthia Peterson, Richard G Barr
Although only limited long-term studies evaluating thermal ablation of renal masses have been performed, it appears that thermal ablation has a comparable 5-year success rate to that of partial or total nephrectomy. This technique is often used in patients who are not good candidates for partial or total nephrectomy. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for characterization of focal liver lesions in adults and pediatric patients. CEUS can be used off label for renal applications and has been used for years in Europe and Asia...
2018: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
H L Stevenson, M M Prats, K Isse, A Zeevi, Y Avitzur, V L Ng, A J Demetris
According to the Banff criteria for kidney allografts, isolated vascular or "v" lesions are defined as intimal inflammation, age-inappropriate fibro-intimal hyperplasia, or both, without the presence of associated interstitial T cell-mediated rejection (TCMR). In general, these lesions portend a worse outcome for kidney allografts, particularly in those where the "v" lesions are identified in patients with co-existent donor specific antibodies (DSA) or later after transplantation. Although affected arteries are rarely sampled in liver allograft biopsies, we identified 9 patients at a mean of 1,805 days post-transplantation and compared these to matched controls...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Stefano Colagrande, Linda Calistri, Giulia Grazzini, Cosimo Nardi, Simone Busoni, Giovanni Morana, Luigi Grazioli
PURPOSE: Our retrospective study sought to describe the spectrum of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) by analyzing its morphological aspects, signal intensity before and after contrast agent (CA) administration, and diffusion-weighted imaging (DwI) with the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 25 patients with pathologically proven PHL who underwent MRI between January 2011 and December 2016...
February 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Valérie Vilgrain, Valérie Paradis, Morgane Van Wettere, Dominique Valla, Maxime Ronot, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou
A variety of vascular liver disorders can induce hepatocellular tumors. They may be related to portal venous deprivation, venous outflow obstruction, or arterial diseases. Their common feature is an imbalance between hepatic arterial and portal venous blood flow leading to an increased hepatic arterial inflow. Consequently, hepatocellular tumors may arise, most commonly focal nodular hyperplasia-like lesions but hepatocellular adenomas and hepatocellular carcinoma may be seen as well. This article will review the most common vascular liver diseases associated with hepatocellular nodules (Budd-Chiari syndrome, congenital portosystemic shunt, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and portal cavernoma)...
February 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Hsiu-Fen Lee, Ching-Shiang Chi
PURPOSE: To understand the long-term neurological outcomes and chronological changes of brain MRIs in patients with febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). METHODS: From December 2000 to May 2016, 29 patients diagnosed with FIRES were collected retrospectively. The demographic distribution, clinical manifestations, neuroimaging findings, and treatment methodology were described. Follow-up clinical outcomes and chronological evolution of neuroimaging findings were analyzed...
February 6, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Avinash Eranki, Navid Farr, Ari Partanen, Karun V Sharma, Christopher T Rossi, Avi Z Rosenberg, AeRang Kim, Matthew Oetgen, Haydar Celik, David Woods, Pavel S Yarmolenko, Peter C W Kim, Bradford J Wood
PURPOSE: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can non-invasively treat tumors with minimal or no damage to intervening tissues. While continuous-wave HIFU thermally ablates target tissue, the effect of hundreds of microsecond-long pulsed sonications is examined in this work. The objective of this study was to characterize sonication parameter-dependent thermomechanical bioeffects to provide the foundation for future preclinical studies and facilitate clinical translation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Acoustic power, number of cycles/pulse, sonication time, and pulse repetition frequency (PRF) were varied on a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - guided HIFU (MR-HIFU) system...
February 11, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Paulina Cegla, Arkadiusz Spychala, Andrzej Marszalek, Ewa Wierzchoslawska, Witold Cholewinski
The present study, discussed a rare case of a 50-year-old woman who was treated for malignant melanoma and underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) examination for evaluation of disease. 18F-FDG-PET/CT examination was performed from the top of the head down to the knee using a Gemini TF PET/CT scanner 60 min following intravenous injection of radiotracer with mean activity of 364±75 MBq. Previous performed laboratory test and clinical examination was irrelevant...
January 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
A Larbi, C Orliac, J Frandon, F Pereira, A Ruyer, J Goupil, F Macri, J P Beregi, J Greffier
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the diagnostic accuracy of ultra-low dose (ULD) computed tomography (CT) with that of standard dose (STD) CT in the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions in neoplastic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 177 neoplastic patients who underwent two abdominopelvic CT examinations (one with STD and one with ULD protocol) for suspected focal liver lesions were included. There were 103 men and 74 women with a mean age of 64...
January 26, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Kazuki Kano, Haruhiko Cho, Yukio Maezawa, Toru Aoyama, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Tsutomu Sato, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Takashi Ogata, Takaki Yoshikawa
A 63-year-old man underwent a laparoscopic partial gastrectomy for GIST on September, 2001. Three years and 2 months after the gastrectomy, an abdominal CT showed multiple recurrences in S5 and S6 in the liver and peritoneum. After 4 months from the start of imatinib treatment(400mg/day), peritoneal tumors disappeared and the patient maintained stable disease by imatinib treatment for 8 years. However, on December, 2012, an abdominal CT scan revealed the regrowth of the tumor in S6 in the liver, and PET-CT showed focal progression of only the S6 lesion...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shengzhang Lin, Lele Zhang, Mengxia Li, Qiyang Cheng, Liang Zhang, Shusen Zheng
RATIONALE: Hemangioma of the liver is a benign hepatic tumor, more common in women than in men, which is typically asymptomatic, solitary, and incidentally discovered. Atypical hemangioma is a variant of hepatic hemangioma with atypical imaging finding features on CT and MRI that can be confused with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and mixed hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC). PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of atypical hepatic hemangioma mimicking HCC-CC: A 59-year-old man was referred to our hospital for a hepatic lesion that was 4...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Fulong Hao, Xiaoli Yang, Yinsheng Tian, Wenping Wang, Minggang Ge
RATIONALE: Hepatic hemangioma, a benign liver tumor, can rarely spontaneously rupture and hemorrhage, which is then associated with significant mortality. The diagnosis of internal hemorrhage is challenging and the management is disputed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 52-year-old female patient with chief complaints of fever and anemia, with no history of recent trauma. DIAGNOSES: Ultrasound suggested the possibility of a liver abscess and computed tomography (CT) examination revealed a giant space occupying lesion (SOL) (approximately 16 cm) in the right hepatic lobe, indicating a hepatic tumor or abscess...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jianjun Zheng, Jing Wang, Jianqing Zhao, Xianyun Meng
Objective: More than 70% of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) are inoperable. Thus, long-term, or even life-long, pharmacological treatment with benzimidazoles is necessary. For effective treatment, it is of great importance to employ imaging techniques to detect and monitor the non-resectable parasitic viability. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in assessing the viability of HAE in comparison to 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography, combined with computed tomography (PET/CT)...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Xiao-Wen Huang, Bing Liao, Yang Huang, Jin-Yu Liang, Quan-Yuan Shan, Shun-Li Shen, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming-de Lu, Li-da Chen, Wei Wang
AIM: To confirm whether cirrhosis is indispensable for the non-invasive diagnostic criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-endemic areas. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2014, a total of 409 patients with pathologically proven focal liver lesions who underwent contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) were recruited from our institution. Clinical liver cirrhosis, HBV/HCV infection and HCC-typical vascular pattern of the targeted lesion on CEUS were evaluated...
January 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases
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