In order to evaluate the usefulness of CT in demonstrating biliary invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma, 191 surgically proved cases were studied. Among 191 CT scans performed before surgery, six (3%) showed biliary dilatation. Pathological biliary invasion was found in eight cases (4%). Of these eight cases, four cases (50%) showed biliary dilatation on CT. In six cases with biliary dilatation on CT, pathological biliary invasion was revealed in four cases (67%). In two cases, the large (> or = 6cm) encapsulated tumors located in the hepatic hilum dilated the intrahepatic bile duct without intraductal tumor growth. We concluded that biliary dilatation on CT cannot be a sign of biliary invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging