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Preoperative detection of liver metastases secondary to pancreatic cancer: utility of combined helical computed tomography during arterial portography with biphasic computed tomography-assisted hepatic arteriography.

Authors
  • Takamori, Hiroshi1
  • Ikeda, Osamu
  • Kanemitsu, Keiichiro
  • Tsuji, Tatsuya
  • Chikamoto, Akira
  • Kusano, Shuichi
  • Yamashita, Yasuyuki
  • Hiraoka, Takehisa
  • 1 Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. [email protected] , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pancreas
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
29
Issue
3
Pages
188–192
Identifiers
PMID: 15367884
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In conclusion, the combination of CTAP and CTHA is useful to confirm liver metastases before operation for resectable pancreatic cancer because it has higher sensitivity to detect of liver metastases compared with MDCT.

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