Morphomic Signatures Derived from Computed Tomography Predict Hepatocellular Carcinoma Occurrence in Cirrhotic Patients

ConclusionDigitized features derived from the CT were effective in predicting subsequent occurrence of HCC in cirrhosis patients. The bone mineral density measured on CT was an effective predictor for patients in both Taiwan and USA.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsA single CT-image can be used to differentiate five contrast-enhancement phases for radiomics-based precision medicine in the most common liver neoplasms occurring in patients with or without liver cirrhosis.Graphical abstract
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this report, we describe a rare case of ALL with HCC, located in the left subphrenic area, especially which was supplied by the branch of left hepatic artery has rarely been described. The clinical presentation, radiological features are described in the literature.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONTc-99 m SC SPECT-CT is a novel helper used to assess the differential liver function after Y90 radioembolization of HCC and before segmentectomy and lobectomy of the liver.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Cruz-Ramón V, Chinchilla-López P, Ramírez-Pérez O, Aguilar-Olivos NE, Alva-López LF, Fajardo-Ordoñez E, Ponciano-Rodríguez G, Northup PG, Intagliata N, Caldwell SH, Qi X, Méndez-Sánchez N Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Thrombosis is a vascular disorder of the liver often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Cirrhosis is a predisposing factor for portal venous system thrombosis. The aim of this study is to determine differences between cirrhotics and non-cirrhotics that develop thrombosis in portal venous system and to evaluate i...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsFull laparoscopic anatomical segment 8 resection is a technically challenging operation. The use of the Glissonian approach and the aid of ICG dye could be of help, but advanced laparoscopic skills are necessary to complete such a difficult procedure safely.5–13
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A single contrast imaging technique showing a typical contrast pattern confidently identifies HCC also in cirrhotic patients with an incidental liver nodule, thereby reducing the need for FNB examinations. PMID: 31036496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
Unequivocal diagnosis with avoidance of false-positive results is very relevant in patients with liver disease in whom an imaging technique detects a nodule that raises the potential emergence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although biopsy confirmation is standard in most cancers, several studies have shown that reliable HCC diagnosis may be established by imaging techniques in  patients with chronic liver disease (namely, cirrhosis).1,2 This capacity is due to 2 factors: first, a high pretest probability of HCC in patients with cirrhosis detected to have a nodule>10 mm, and second, a characteristic a...
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Rationale: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective local treatment modality with a low complication rate and is commonly used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The clinical outcome of RFA may be closely related to the location, size, and shape of index tumors, and major complications, including hemorrhage, liver abscess, infarction, visceral organ perforation, hemothorax, pneumothorax, tumoral seeding, and hepatic failure. Cardiac tamponade is a rare and serious life-threatening complication associated with RFA. To date, a review of the medical literature reported 5 cases of cardiac tamponade after R...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer worldwide with a great potential for metastatic spread. Hepatocellular carcinoma often arises in people with underlying viral hepatitides or liver cirrhosis and may present in various ways including abdominal pain, liver mass, and signs of hepatocellular decompensation. Many tumors may have metastasized to other organs such as the lungs, lymph nodes, bone, and adrenal glands at the time of diagnosis. However, it is uncommon for HCC to present purely due to its metastasis, such as spinal cord compression from vertebral metastasis. Here, an unusual presentat...
Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences - Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Tags: J Forensic Sci Source Type: research
Introduction: Peritoneal angiosarcoma is an extremely rare sarcoma (0.01287% incidence per 100,000) with an aggressive course and a poor prognosis. In this case, the manifestation of peritoneal angiosarcoma was ascites, which caused difficulty in early diagnosis and the diagnosis of peritoneal angiosarcoma, was made only after the surgery. Patient concerns: A 61-year-old man working in Mainland China presented with a 1-month history of abdominal distension. A contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed peritoneal carcinomatosis with massive ascites. However, his tuberculosis (TB) polymerase chai...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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