Contrast enhanced CT-scan to diagnose intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patients with cirrhosis.

@article{Iavarone2013ContrastEC,
  title={Contrast enhanced CT-scan to diagnose intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Massimo Iavarone and Fabio Piscaglia and Sara Vavassori and Marzia Galassi and Angelo Sangiovanni and Laura Venerandi and Laura Virginia Forzenigo and Rita Golfieri and Luigi Bolondi and Massimo Colombo},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1188-93}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT-scan) is a standard of care for the radiological diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis. This technique, however, is not validated to exclude intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) which may develop in patients with cirrhosis, as well. METHODS To assess the features of contrast CT-scan in the diagnosis of ICC, we reviewed all CT-scan films obtained in cirrhotic patients with a histologically documented… CONTINUE READING

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