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[Value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of hepatocarcinoma in focal lesions detected in patients with liver disease].

Authors
  • Gómez Rodríguez, Rafael Angel
  • Artaza Varasa, Tomás
  • González de Frutos, Concepción
  • Sánchez Ruano, Juan José
  • Repiso Ortega, Alejandro
  • Pérez-Grueso Macías, María José
  • Muñoz Rosas, Concepción
  • Carrobles Jiménez, José María
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastroenterología y hepatología
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
30
Issue
7
Pages
381–386
Identifiers
PMID: 17692194
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contrast-enhanced US with SonoVue allows the vascularity of focal liver lesions to be assessed. In our study, 75% of patients with HCC showed arterial hypervascularity. A diffuse homogeneous enhancement pattern during the arterial phase was highly specific to HCC. In cirrhotic patients, this arterial pattern could avoid the need for further investigations, although clinical staging should be completed with another diagnostic test.

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