Hepatocellular carcinomas supplied by inferior phrenic arteries.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinomas supplied by inferior phrenic arteries.},
  author={Naohito Tanabe and Takeshi Iwasaki and Nobuyuki Chida and Syuuichiro Suzuki and Tsutomu Akahane and Norikata Kobayashi and Mie Ishii and Takayoshi Toyota},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  volume={39 4},
PURPOSE To assess the arterial supply to hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) by inferior phrenic arteries (IPA). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 126 consecutive cases of HCC were studied by contract-enhanced CT and conventional arteriography. Blood supply from an IPA was suspected when the size of the HCC mass as seen on contrast-enhanced CT did not match the size of the tumor mass as seen on hepatic arteriography. Inferior phrenic arteriography was employed to confirm these findings. HCCs fed… CONTINUE READING

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