Clinical Articles
Copyright ©The Author(s) 1996.
World J Gastroenterol. Sep 15, 1996; 2(3): 167-170
Published online Sep 15, 1996. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v2.i3.167
Figure 1
Figure 1 Patient with HCC. T1 weighed (500/15) MR images of the upper abdomen showed the portal tumor thrombus as a clot of iso-signal intensity (arrow).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Patient with HCC enclosing the right branch. A: T2 weighed (2000/80) images showed the tumor (H) having a higher signal intensity than the parenchyma. The right branch of the portal vein in the tumor ended abruptly, and appeared as a stump (arrow). Some irregular hyperintensity was seen in the dilated main and left portal vein (arrowhead). B: FLASH (100/6) imaging showed main and left portal vein dilation with heterogeneous intensity more clearly than did SE imaging. The IVP was compressed by the tumor.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Patient with HCC. A: T1 weighed (500/15) images showed diffuse, irregular narrow right branches with numerous nodules (arrow); the distal portal vein was poorly delineated (arrowhead). Several small flowing voids representing collateral vessels were seen. B: T2 weighed (2000/80) MR images showed the left portal venous wall as slightly hyperintense, indicating invasion by the tumor (arrow)