Hepatocellular carcinoma depicted as hypoattenuation on CT hepatic arteriography (CTA) and hyperattenuation on CT during arterial portography (CTAP)

Citation
K. Hirano et al., Hepatocellular carcinoma depicted as hypoattenuation on CT hepatic arteriography (CTA) and hyperattenuation on CT during arterial portography (CTAP), J GASTRO, 36(5), 2001, pp. 346-349
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0944-1174 → ACNP
Volume
36
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
346 - 349
Database
ISI
SICI code
0944-1174(200105)36:5<346:HCDAHO>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
We report a 68-year-old man with three nodules of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a cirrhotic liver; the largest nodule was 3.0 cm in diameter. The nodules showed hypoattenuation on computed tomography (CT) hepatic arteriog raphy (CTA) and hyperattenuation on CT during arterial portography (CTAP), indicating that the dominant vascularity of the HCC nodules may have been t he portal vein. A biopsy specimen obtained from the nodules showed well dif ferentiated HCC (Edmondson-Steiner grade I). The imaging findings of the no dules on both CTA and CTAP are unusual, in spite of the rather large size, so this seemed suggestive of the hemodynamic properties of relatively large nodules of well differentiated HCC.