B-mode and contrast enhanced ultrasound guided biopsy of portal vein thrombosis. Value in the diagnosis of occult hepatocellular carcinoma in liver cirrhosis.

@article{Sparchez2010BmodeAC,
  title={B-mode and contrast enhanced ultrasound guided biopsy of portal vein thrombosis. Value in the diagnosis of occult hepatocellular carcinoma in liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Zeno Adrian Sparchez and Pompilia I Radu and Teodor Zaharia and Gabriel Kacso and Brindusa L Diaconu and Ioana Grigorescu and Radu Badea},
  journal={Medical ultrasonography},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={286-94}
}
AIM The ultrasonographic (US) detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with liver cirrhosis is based on the visualization of focal lesions. However, in some cases HCC cannot be clearly identified at US, the only sign being a portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an excellent method to characterise focal lesions and portal thrombosis in patients with liver cirrhosis. The aim of the study was to assess the value of US and CEUS -guided PVT core biopsy… CONTINUE READING