Changes in contrast enhancement of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver: effect of temporary occlusion of a hepatic vein evaluated with spiral CT.


PURPOSE To assess the hemodynamics of the liver and of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) with hepatic vein occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Selected hepatic veins were temporarily occluded with a balloon catheter in 21 patients with 28 nontreated nodular HCCs. Computed tomographic (CT) arteriography was performed without and with temporary occlusion of a… (More)


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