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Ultrasonographic examination of the liver circulation in patients with liver metastasis from colorectal cancer.
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PMID:  20658739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Conventional imaging modalities are presently recommended for the detection of liver metastases. However, the presence of liver micrometastases is a major diagnostic problem. It has been known that micrometastases could be associated with changes in the liver blood flow. METHODS: We examined several parameters by color Doppler ultrasound to estimate hepatic artery flow in 30 patients without and 17 patients with liver metastases from colon cancer. RESULTS: Mean values of hepatic artery diameter (4.25 + or - 0.81 mm in patients with liver metastases were not statistically different from those in patients without metastases (3.98 + or - 0.81). Patients with liver metastasis had significantly higher (p=0.007) mean values of systolic speed (61.33 + or - 30.01 cm/s) in comparison to patients without metastasis (41.38 + or - 16 cm/s). CONCLUSION: Based on these results we suggest that color Doppler examination can be an additional quick noninvasive method in the detection of circulatory changes in the estimation of liver metastases.
M Bogdanov; M Perisic; V Jurisic; S Stojacic-Djenic; M M Kerkez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1107-0625     ISO Abbreviation:  J BUON     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883428     Medline TA:  J BUON     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, University of Kragujevac, Department of Pathophysiology, Kragujevac, Serbia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Flow Velocity
Carcinoembryonic Antigen / blood
Colorectal Neoplasms / ultrasonography*
Hepatic Artery / ultrasonography*
Liver Circulation*
Liver Neoplasms / blood supply*,  secondary*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Ultrasonography / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinoembryonic Antigen

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