Aya Kamaya, MD

Publication Details

  • Hypervascular Liver Lesions SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI Kamaya, A., Maturen, K. E., Tye, G. A., Liu, Y. I., Parti, N. N., Desser, T. S. 2009; 30 (5): 387-407

    Abstract:

    Hypervascular hepatocellular lesions include both benign and malignant etiologies. In the benign category, focal nodular hyperplasia and adenoma are typically hypervascular. In addition, some regenerative nodules in cirrhosis may be hypervascular. Malignant hypervascular primary hepatocellular lesions include hepatocellular carcinoma, fibrolamellar carcinoma, and peripheral cholangiocarcinoma. Vascular liver lesions often appear hypervascular because they tend to follow the enhancement of the blood pool; these include hemangiomas, arteriovenous malformations, angiosarcomas, and peliosis. While most gastrointestinal malignancies that metastasize to the liver will appear hypovascular on arterial and portal-venous phase imaging, certain cancers such as metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (including pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors) tend to produce hypervascular metastases due to the greater recruitment of arterial blood supply. Finally, rare hepatic lesions such as glomus tumor and inflammatory pseudotumor may have a hypervascular appearance.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.sult.2009.06.001

    View details for Web of Science ID 000270442900003

    View details for PubMedID 19842564

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