Hepatocarcinoma fibrolamelar un tumor de adultos jóvenes poco frecuente. . Dentro de los diagnósticos diferenciales se debe considerar la HNF, CHC. Protocolo de diagnóstico diferencial de las lesiones ocupantes de espacio en el hígado cirrótico Clinical management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Su diagnóstico suele ser tardío, ya que se presenta en pacientes jóvenes, sin . a las del hepatocarcinoma en la que es necesario un diagnóstico diferencial.

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Fibrolamellar variant of hepatocellular carcinoma does not have a better survival than conventional hepatocellular carcinoma–results and treatment recommendations from the Childhood Liver Tumour Strategy Group SIOPEL experience. MR imaging of hypervascular lesions in the cirrhotic liver: Although containing functioning dlferencial, there is a lack of biliary ducts resulting in deficiency in bilirubin and hepatobiliary contrast excretion. Eur J Cancer ; 49 Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma presenting with Budd-Chiari syndrome, right atrial thrombus, and pulmonary emboli.

GCR ; 6 1: The use of hepatobiliary contrast agents may reduce the need for invasive diagnostic procedures and further investigations with other imaging methods, besides the need for imaging follow-up.

Additionally, as compared with healthy livers, cirrhotic livers present later enhancement peak and slower washout 32 – As gadoxetic acid is utilized, the hepatobiliary phase occurs in 20 minutes, so it is recommended that the order of sequences acquisition be changed in order to optimize the acquisition time.

The most frequent differential diagnoses for hypervascular lesions in patients with no hepatopathy include hemangioma, FNH and adenoma. Such lesions present functioning hepatocytes, suggesting FNHs as the main diagnostic hypothesis and ruling out the possibility of metastatic implants.

Initially, the T1-weigthed sequences in-phase, out-ofphase and with fat saturation are performed.

Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report

Diffusion- and T2-weighted sequences may be acquired after hepatobiliary contrast agent injection, considering that there is no significant interference effect. Magnetic resonance imaging is considered the best imaging method for evaluating such lesions, but does not allow for the diagnosis in all cases. Additionally, adenomas present smaller expression of membrane transporters such as OATP1 12.


Such a lesion shows intense and homogeneous contrast uptake in the arterial-phase, with decay in the portal and delayed phases, presenting greater hepatobiliary contrast uptake than the adjacent parenchyma, suggesting FNH as the first diagnostic hypothesis. Radiology ; 2: As gadobenate dimeglumine is utilized, it is recommended that the MRI study be performed as usual, including the dynamic study up to the delayed phase; then the procedure be interrupted and the patient returns after minutes for acquisition of the hepatobiliary phase.

In the hepatobiliary-phase, the liver parenchyma shows contrast uptake and becomes hyperintense. Such contrast agents shortens the T1 relaxation time of the bile and allows for the performance of a high-resolution T1-weighted cholangiography 4.

Services on Demand Article. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Radiology ; 3: AMA journal of diseases of children ; 91 2: FNH is a benign lesion that does not require any intervention, while adenoma presents risk for malignization, necrosis and bleeding which might require emergency surgery. In summary, hepatobiliary contrast increases the MRI accuracy and reduces the number of cases of undefined liver lesions.

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Rarely, there is hepatobiliary contrast uptake by adenomas and, in cases where it occurs, such an uptake tends to be preferentially peripheral in the hepatobiliary phase 124. Imaging findings in the hepatobiliary findings should be always analyzed in the clinical context, considering the lesion signal characteristics on anatomical diferenclal.

The largest ones tend to present signal heterogeneity, with mild to moderate hypersignal on T2-weighted, hyposignal on T1-weighted sequences, homogeneous or heterogeneous arterial contrast-enhancement, late washout, and possible development of capsule The largest lesion arrows presents high signal intensity on T2-weighted, hyposignal on t1-weighted sequence, and nodular, peripheral and discontinuous uptake in the arterial-phase, and no hepatobiliary diagnosgico uptake that is a typical hemangioma behavior.


However, in some cases, especially those of small lesions without central scarone cannot differentiate between FNH and adenoma due to overlapping imaging findings 14.

Hepatobiliary contrast allow for the differentiation between FNH and adenoma in diferfncial cases, even in those of small lesions.

Cancer ; The imaging heptaocarcinoma of benign and malignant liver lesions is hepayocarcinoma important. The utilization of hepatobiliary contrast agents increases the MRI accuracy, reducing the necessity of invasive diagnostic procedures intended to clarify the diagnosis of nonspecific lesions 12. Radiol Clin North Am ; Sonographic morphometry of the liver and biliary tract in porcine models submitted to experimental biliary obstruction.

Hepatocytes are responsible for the uptake and excretion of the hepatobiliary contrast medium, so their integrity is essential for the enhancement of the parenchyma in the hepatobiliary phase.

Female, year-old patient with liver nodules to be clarified. Like in cirrhosis, perfusional alterations in patients with metastasis show contrast uptake in the hepatobiliary phase, differently from metastases 1.

How to cite this article. AJR American journal of roentgenology ; 5: Thus, the lesions enhancement in the hepatobiliary phase depends upon the expression and activity of such transporters, determining characteristic enhancement patterns depending on the presence or absence of functioning hepatocytes. Subsequently, gadoxetic acid is intravenously injected and the dynamic study arterial, portal and delayed phases is performed.