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Computed tomographic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma

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Abstract

It is well known that CT is very useful in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma. The computed tomographic findings of 56 patients diagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma were reviewed and analyzed. The results were as follows: 1. The male to female ratio was 3 : 1 and the age ranged from 31 to 73 years with average age of 54 years. 2. Alpha-fetoprotein was positive in 19 out of 38 cases (50%). HBsAg was positive in 8 out of 33 cases (24%). 3. All lesions were seen as areas of low density except 1 case (0%) of isodensity, and 40 cases (72%) appeared to be solitary while 15 (26%) were multifocal. The low density was homogenous in 13 cases (24%) and inhomogenous in 42 cases (76%), and 18 cases out of 42 cases inhomogenous low density showed peripheal and/or central nodular enhancement. The additional findings were contour changes in 37 cases (66%), metastasis in 35 cases (63%), splenomegaly in 23 cases (42%) and ascities in 22 cases (39%). 4. In postcontrast scans, 41 cases (80%) out of 51 cases showed the change of density after contrast infusion. The presence and extent of tumors were better seen after contrast infusion in 30  More>>
Authors:
Eun, Chung Kie [1] 
  1. Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society; Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: 26 refs, 7 figs, 5 tabs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARCINOMAS; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; CONTRAST MEDIA; DIAGNOSIS; LYMPH NODES; METASTASES; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS
OSTI ID:
21220572
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; DBSHAH; TRN: KR0902722088423
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 585-592
Announcement Date:
Nov 05, 2009

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Eun, Chung Kie. Computed tomographic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 1982. Web.
Eun, Chung Kie. Computed tomographic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma. Korea, Republic of.
Eun, Chung Kie. 1982. "Computed tomographic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Computed tomographic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma}
author = {Eun, Chung Kie}
abstractNote = {It is well known that CT is very useful in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma. The computed tomographic findings of 56 patients diagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma were reviewed and analyzed. The results were as follows: 1. The male to female ratio was 3 : 1 and the age ranged from 31 to 73 years with average age of 54 years. 2. Alpha-fetoprotein was positive in 19 out of 38 cases (50%). HBsAg was positive in 8 out of 33 cases (24%). 3. All lesions were seen as areas of low density except 1 case (0%) of isodensity, and 40 cases (72%) appeared to be solitary while 15 (26%) were multifocal. The low density was homogenous in 13 cases (24%) and inhomogenous in 42 cases (76%), and 18 cases out of 42 cases inhomogenous low density showed peripheal and/or central nodular enhancement. The additional findings were contour changes in 37 cases (66%), metastasis in 35 cases (63%), splenomegaly in 23 cases (42%) and ascities in 22 cases (39%). 4. In postcontrast scans, 41 cases (80%) out of 51 cases showed the change of density after contrast infusion. The presence and extent of tumors were better seen after contrast infusion in 30 cases (59%), better seen before contrast infusion in 11 cases (21%) and no significant difference before and after contrast infusion in 10 cases (20%). 5. The sites of involved lobe were right lobe in 38 cases (68%), left lobe in 5 cases (9%) and both lobes in 13 cases (23%). 6. 35 cases (63%) showed evidence of metastasis to regional lymph nodes, organ or tissues.}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society}
issue = {3}
volume = {18}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {1982}
month = {Sep}
}