Hepatocellular carcinoma with venous invasion. Sonographic-angiographic correlation.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma with venous invasion. Sonographic-angiographic correlation.},
  author={Bala R. Subramanyam and Emil J. Balthazar and Saskia Hilton and Richard S. Lefleur and Steven C. Horii and Bangalore N. Raghavendra},
  volume={150 3},
Ultrasound was correlated with angiography for assessment of tumor extension to the intrahepatic inferior vena cava, hepatic veins, and portal vein branches in 15 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 85 cases of hepatic metastases. Sonography revealed intraluminal tumor thrombus in 5 cases of HCC (33%), which were confirmed by angiography (sensitivity and specificity = 100%), and in 1 case of hepatic metastases (1%). Sonography was superior in depicting veins obscured or nonopacified on… CONTINUE READING


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