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Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2017;66(4):303-310. doi: 10.3233/CH-179104.

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) prediction of focal liver lesions in patients after liver transplantation in comparison to histopathology results.

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Department of Clinical Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Munich, Germany.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To investigate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in histologic prediction of focal liver lesions after liver transplantation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

10 focal liver lesions in 10 patients after liver transplantation were scanned using CEUS and the CEUS results were compared with the histopathological results.

RESULTS:

Among 10 focal liver lesions, 7 proofed to be histopathological benign and 3 lesions proofed to be histopathological malignant. All lesions (100%) were correctly report as benign or malignant in the report of the CEUS examination.

CONCLUSION:

CEUS can be helpful in the differentiation of benign and malignant focal liver lesions in patients after liver transplantation and can be used in clinical management of focal liver lesions.

KEYWORDS:

(Contrast-enhanced, ultrasound); CEUS; focal liver lesions; histopathology; liver transplantation

PMID:
28527201
DOI:
10.3233/CH-179104
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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