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Liver hemangioma

Youlong Wang, Wenbin Ji, Xi Zhang, Jingwang Tan
BACKGROUND: Liver resection or enucleation has been the basic treatment for liver hemangioma. However, there were few reports about laparoscopic surgery (LS) of hemangioma. The intention of this study is to explore the indication and efficacy of LS for laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) and develop an opinion of these modern developments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with LH underwent LS, with hemihepatic vascular occlusion (HVO group n = 24) or modified vascular occlusion (MVO group n = 20), and were retrospectively reviewed, including patients' demography, surgical technique, tumor size and location, blood loss, operation time, complications, modes of hepatic vascular occlusion and changes in postoperative liver function, and the difference in patients demography and operative outcome between HVO and MVO groups were compared as well...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Hemant Bhardwaj, Maximilian Stephens, Manoj Bhatt, Paul Anthony Thomas
We report a case of a benign liver hemangioma with intense prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) uptake on Ga PET/CT. A 77-year-old man with prostate adenocarcinoma underwent routine staging with PSMA PET/CT. This revealed an intensely PSMA-avid liver lesion. The known prostate adenocarcinoma was localized and had mild uptake. Diagnostic CT and MRI were characteristic of a hemangioma without interval growth over a 3-month period. PSMA PET/CT is becoming increasingly popular for staging in prostate cancer, and the presence of PSMA uptake in extra-prostatic tumors is being increasingly documented...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Hannah L Bader, Tien Hsu
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the tumor suppressor gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) underlie a hereditary cancer syndrome-VHL disease-and are also frequently observed in sporadic renal cell carcinoma of the clear cell type (ccRCC). VHL disease is characterized by malignant and benign tumors in a few specific tissues, including ccRCC, hemangioblastoma and pheochromocytoma. The etiology of these tumors remains unresolved. METHODS: Conditional inactivation of the VHL gene in mouse (Vhlh) was generated to examine the pathophysiological role of the VHL gene function...
October 12, 2016: BMC Cancer
Elma Jahic, Amela Sofic, Azra Husic Selimovic
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was of prospective-retrospective character. It was carried out at the AKH in Vienna (Austria), where 100 patients with focal liver lesions were included in the study. All patients underwent the routine MR sequences on appliances 1,5 and 3T (Siemens, Germany): T1, T2, HASTE, VIBE, and a DWI with three b values (b 50, b 300 b 600 s / mm(2)) and ADC map with ROI (regions of interest). The numerical value of ADC map was calculated, where n = 100 liver lesions, by two independent radiologists...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Fan-Ying Meng, Li Liu, Jun Liu, Chun-You Li, Jian-Ping Wang, Feng-Hui Yang, Zhi-Shui Chen, Ping Zhou
AIM: To analyze retrospectively a 5-year experience of human hepatocyte isolation from resected liver tissues with benign disease. METHODS: We established a method of modified four-step retrograde perfusion to isolate primary human hepatocytes. Samples were collected from the resected livers of patients with intrahepatic duct calculi (n = 7) and liver hemangioma (n = 17). Only the samples weighing ≥ 15 g were considered suitable for hepatocyte isolation. By using the standard trypan blue exclusion technique, hepatocyte viability and yield were immediately determined after isolation...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Michele Scialpi, Luisa Pierotti, Sabrina Gravante, Alberto Rebonato, Irene Piscioli, Alfredo D'Andrea, Raffaele Schiavone, Barbara Palumbo
BACKGROUND: In oncologic patients, the liver is the most common target for metastases. An accurate detection and characterization of focal liver lesions in patients with known primary extrahepatic malignancy are essential to define management and prognosis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of the split-bolus multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) protocol in the characterization of focal liver lesions in oncologic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the follow-up split-bolus 64-detector row CT protocol in 36 oncologic patients to characterize focal liver lesions...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Teerapat Ungtrakul, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Pattra Chun-On, Charlie Laohapand, Surachate Siripongsakun, Akeanong Worakitsitisatorn, Sirachat Vidhayakorn, Wariya Boonchuay, Jiraporn Dechma, Gaidganok Sornsamdang, Kamonwan Soonklang, Tassanee Sriprayoon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Chirayu U Auewarakul
AIM: To determine the role of screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: We recruited 2293 CHB patients (both males and females; aged 20-65 years). All patients were screened and underwent surveillance using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS) and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) assay every 6 mo. The diagnosis, staging and treatment of HCC followed the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases practice guidelines and the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer guidelines...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
María Pilar Guillén-Paredes, Josefa Martínez Fernández, Álvaro Morales González, José Luis Pardo-García
Spontaneous rupture of a liver hemangioma is a very uncommon disease, but extremely seriousness because it is associated to a 75% of mortality caused by hipovolemic shock. A case of an spontaneous rupture of liver hemangioma, which was previously unknow, is presented.
July 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
G Turkyilmaz, T Sarac Sivrikoz, I Kalelioglu, R Has, A Yuksel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sila Ulus, Erdogan Suleyman, Umit Aksoy Ozcan, Ercan Karaarslan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to describe the technique and to evaluate the results of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in an asymptomatic population. MATERIAL/METHODS: Between March 2009 and December 2011, 118 consecutive subjects undergoing thorough medical check-up were prospectively included in the study. MRI was performed with a 205-cm moving table, parallel imaging and automatic image composing software. RESULTS: In 83 subjects (70%), 103 benign lesions were detected...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Lianfen Huang, Minghui Weng, Haitao Shuai, Yue Huang, Jianjun Sun, Fenglian Gao
Automatic liver segmentation not only plays an important role in the analysis of liver disease, but also reduces the cost and humanity's impact in segmentation. In addition, liver segmentation is a very challenging task due to countless anatomical variations and technical difficulties. Many methods have been designed to overcome these challenges, but these methods still need to be improved to obtain the desired segmentation precision. In this paper, a fast algorithm is proposed for liver extraction from CT images with single-block linear detection...
2016: BioMed Research International
Seok-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim, Varvara A Kirchner, Sang-Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic major hepatectomy remains a challenging procedure [1, 2]. In the case of giant tumors in the right liver, conventional approach (complete mobilization of the right liver before parenchymal transection) could be dangerous during mobilization because of large volume and weight [3, 4]. We present the case of a pure laparoscopic right hepatectomy for a giant hemangioma using an anterior approach. METHODS: We achieved the informed consent with this patient and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Asan Medical Center...
September 12, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Iris Martinez-Quetglas, Roser Pinyol, Daniel Dauch, Sara Torrecilla, Victoria Tovar, Agrin Moeini, Clara Alsinet, Anna Portela, Leonardo Rodriguez-Carunchio, Manel Solé, Amaia Lujambio, Augusto Villanueva, Swan Thung, Manel Esteller, Lars Zender, Josep M Llovet
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Effective treatments are urgently needed for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is usually diagnosed at advanced stages. Signaling via the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathway is aberrantly activated in HCC by IGF2 overexpression. We aimed to elucidate the mechanism of IGF2 overexpression and its oncogenic activities and evaluate the anti-tumor effects of reducing IGF2 signaling. METHODS: We obtained 228 HCC samples from patients who underwent liver resection, 168 paired non-tumor adjacent cirrhotic liver samples, and 10 non-tumor liver tissues from patients undergoing resection for hepatic hemangioma...
September 7, 2016: Gastroenterology
Maria Gnarra, Gerald Behr, Alison Kitajewski, June K Wu, Sudha A Anupindi, Carrie J Shawber, Nick Zavras, Dimitrios Schizas, Chris Salakos, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
We aim to provide an up-to-date summary of infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) and its misnomers and to dialectically present the differential diagnosis of these rare entities of the liver. Eligible peer-reviewed articles on hepatic infantile hemangiomas, published between 2000 and 2015, were reviewed for this study. IHH is the most common hepatic vascular tumor in children. Once a liver mass is identified in an infant, the differential diagnosis ranges from vascular malformations to benign and malignant tumors including mesenchymal hamartoma, hepatoblastoma, metastatic neuroblastoma, so careful physical examination, imaging studies, and, if indicated, tumor markers and biopsy, are of pivotal importance to ascertain the correct diagnosis...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
Chuan-Xing Wu, Wan-Yuan Bao, Feng Zhu
The aim of this study is to compare the effect of liver enucleation with resection of a giant hemangioma proximal to the hepatic portal vascular structures. From 2008 to 2014, 53 patients with giant hemangiomas proximal to the hepatic portal vascular structures underwent surgery in our hospital by the same surgical team. The indications for surgery included a tumor size greater than 8 cm, a middle size greater than 4 cm but with abdominal pain, a rapidly increased tumor size with uncertain malignancy, or tumor rupture...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
Toru Ikegami, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Junji Kawasaki, Tomonari Shimagaki, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima, Yoshihiko Maehara
Although it has been recognized that those who are positive for anti-hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBcAb) and negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) with normal liver function could be donors for living donor liver transplantation under appropriate prophylaxis, the negative impact of positive HBcAb on such donors themselves has not been reported. We present a case of a living donor with positive HBcAb, who donated his left lobe for his sister with unresectable giant hepatic hemangioma, and the donor himself developed a de novo hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 10 years after donation...
August 2, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
L J Wang, Y M Zhang, Y L Deng, H Zheng, C Pan, Z Y Shen
OBJECTIVE: To analyse and explore the indications and efficacy of liver transplantation for benign liver tumor. METHODS: From Jan.2001 to Dec.2014, 6 patients, incluing 3 males and 3 females, with benign liver tumor underwent liver transplantation in our department.There were 2 cases of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, 1 case of hepatic cavernous hemangioma, 1 case of liver mesenchymal hamartoma, 1 case of hilar bile duct mucinous cystadenoma, and 1 case of hepatic adenoma...
July 12, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Linda Calistri, Alessandro Castellani, Benedetta Matteuzzi, Elisa Mazzoni, Silvia Pradella, Stefano Colagrande
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to analyze the value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the classification/characterization of focal liver lesions (FLLs). METHODS: Retrospective study, approved by ethical board, of 100 proven FLLs (20 hemangiomas, 20 focal nodular hyperplasia, 20 dysplastic nodules, 20 hepatocellular carcinomas, and 20 metastases) was performed by 1.5-T MR. For each lesion, 2 readers, blinded of medical history, have evaluated 6 sets of images: set A (T1/T2-weighted images), set B (set A + DWI), set C (set B + apparent diffusion coefficient [ADC] map), set D (set A + dynamic and hepatobiliary phases), set E (set D + DWI), set F (set E + ADC map)...
September 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Barbara Cafferata, Marco Pizzi, Francesco D'Amico, Claudia Mescoli, Rita Alaggio
Sclerosing Angiomatoid Nodular Transformation (SANT) of the spleen is a benign vascular lesion with peculiar histological features. The pathogenesis of SANT is still largely unknown and variable etiologies have been proposed, including autoimmune, inflammatory, and/or vascular disorders. The present report describes a unique case of splenic SANT, associated with focal nodular hyperplasia and a sclerosing hemangioma of the liver. The clinic-pathological features of such an unusual case are thoroughly illustrated...
September 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Fuminori Moriyasu, Hirohito Takeuchi, Mayumi Kojima, Saori Ogawa, Takatomo Sano, Yoshihiro Furuichi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Ikuo Nakamura
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal bolus injection rate of ultrasound (US) contrast agent in vascular imaging for focal liver lesions. METHODS: Thirteen patients with 13 focal liver lesions (5 hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) with cirrhosis, 4 liver metastases, 2 hemangiomas, 1 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, 1 focal nodular hyperplasia) received two bolus injections of Sonazoid (at 0.5 and 2.0 mL/s) using an automatic power injector. The lesion-to-liver contrast ratio at peak enhancement was quantitatively evaluated...
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