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Characterization of primary and recurrent nodules in liver cirrhosis using contrast-enhanced ultrasound: which vascular criteria should be adopted?

Authors
  • Leoni, S
  • Piscaglia, F
  • Granito, A
  • Borghi, A
  • Galassi, M
  • Marinelli, S
  • Terzi, E
  • Bolondi, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ultraschall in der Medizin - European Journal of Ultrasound
Publisher
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
34
Issue
3
Pages
280–287
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1335024
PMID: 23616066
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data confirm that the HYPER-HYPO pattern at CEUS is definitely diagnostic for HCC in cirrhosis and that the HYPER-ISO pattern has a similar PPV, indicating that this pattern is highly suspicious for HCC. The ISO-ISO pattern was found in > 50% of recurrent nodules and indicates a high risk of HCC.

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