VALIDITY OF COLOR DOPPLER SONOGRAPHY IN EVALUATION OF MALIGNANT PORTAL VEIN THROMBOSIS IN HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA

Main Article Content

Shahjehan Alam
Rayyan Pervez
Salman Rafique

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the validity of color doppler sonography in theevaluation of malignant portal vein thrombosis in hepatocellular carcinoma (findings on biphasic spiralcomputed tomography were used as the gold standard).

Methodology: This study was conducted in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad from March 2009 to November 2009. A total of 100 patients thosewho were already diagnosed cases of HCC or those having high suspicion of HCC based on clinicalcriteria (e.g., chronic hepatitis B or C, liver cirrhosis, increased alpha fetoprotein level [>400ng/dl]) and /or Imaging findings (e.g., sonography, MRI, CT) were included in this study.

Results: Color doppler sonography had 80.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity in the detection of arterialflow in the portal vein thrombus (i.e., malignant thrombus) in comparison with biphasic CT (taken as goldstandard).

Conclusion: Color doppler sonography is an effective, noninvasive method for evaluating the presence ofmalignant portal vein thrombosis associated with HCC.

Article Details

How to Cite
1.
Alam S, Pervez R, Rafique S. VALIDITY OF COLOR DOPPLER SONOGRAPHY IN EVALUATION OF MALIGNANT PORTAL VEIN THROMBOSIS IN HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2013 Mar. 10 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];27(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1392
Section
Original Article
Author Biography

Shahjehan Alam

Consultant radiologist

RMI, Peshawar

Most read articles by the same author(s)