Hepatocellular carcinoma with a prominent vascular scar in the center: MR imaging findings

Madoka Yamauchi, Yoshiki Asayama, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Hiroyuki Irie, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Masakazu Hirakawa, Kosei Ishigami, Tomohiro Nakayama, Daisuke Kakihara, Koji Yamaguchi, Yunosuke Nishihara, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroshi Honda

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We report herein a case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a prominent central scar. Dynamic CT and MRI studies revealed a hypervascular liver mass and a washout of contrast material in the delayed phase. The tumor center showed particular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images and delayed or prolonged enhancement. The surgical specimen revealed moderately differentiated HCC with a central scar. The central scar consisted of prominent vascular channels and loose fibrous tissue, indicative of a vascular scar. We should understand MR imaging findings of this type of central scar in the HCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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