Contrast-enhanced sonography versus biopsy for the differential diagnosis of thrombosis in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.

@article{Sorrentino2009ContrastenhancedSV,
  title={Contrast-enhanced sonography versus biopsy for the differential diagnosis of thrombosis in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.},
  author={Paolo P Sorrentino and Salvatore D'Angelo and Luciano Tarantino and Umberto Ferbo and Alessandra Bracigliano and Raffaela Vecchione},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 18},
  pages={2245-51}
}
AIM To clarify which method has accuracy: 2nd generation contrast-enhanced ultrasound or biopsy of portal vein thrombus in the differential diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis. METHODS One hundred and eighty-six patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and portal vein thrombosis underwent in blinded fashion a 2nd generation contrast-enhanced ultrasound and biopsy of portal vein thrombus; both results were examined on the basis of the follow-up of patients compared to reference-standard… CONTINUE READING