Infusion hepatic angiography in diagnosis of liver metastases

J. Rösch, P. Freeny, R. Antonovic, O. H. Gutierrez

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Abstract

Infusion hepatic angiography was used, together with conventional angiography, for diagnosis in 68 patients with liver metastases. The combination of both techniques led to a diagnostic accuracy of 97%. Metastases were missed in only two patients, both of whom had underlying liver or biliary disease. In a comparison of the two techniques, the infusion study was found diagnostically essential in five patients (7%) and afforded improved diagnosis in 49 others (72%). In 10 patients (15%), it gave equivalent information; and in four patients (6%) less information than the conventional technique. Infusion hepatic angiography is a useful complementary technique in anatomic liver diagnosis, especially in its ability to improve upon the diagnostic accuracy of the capillary phase of hepatic angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2278-2286
Number of pages9
JournalCancer
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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