Wedged-shaped, segmental changes in the liver caused by occlusion of a single hepatic vein

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Abstract

We evaluated wedged-shaped, segmental changes in the liver caused by occlusion of a single hepatic vein in seven patients. The causes of occlusion were due to liver tumors in three patients, metastasis of the right adrenal gland in one, and postoperative changes in three. Changes included low attenuating on unenhanced CT, high attenuation on enhanced CT, low signal intensity on T1-weighed MRI, high signal intensity on T2-weighted MRI, high signal intensity on enhanced MRI, dense hepatogram and retrograde arterioportal shunt on hepatic arteriography. MRI end hepatic arteriography are more sensitive than CT in demonstration of those changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1055
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume42
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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