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Hemorrhagic Hepatic Cyst mimicking a Biliary Neoplasm in a patient with Polycystic Liver Disease: Report of a Case with emphasis on Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound with SonoVue®.

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016    |    PP. 196-206    |PDF (511 K)|    Pub. Date: December 23, 2016
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Author(s)
Antonio Corvino, University of Naples "Parthenope", Via Medina 40, 80133, Naples, Italy; Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, via M. Semmola, Naples, I-80131, Italy.
Orlando Catalano, Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, via M. Semmola, Naples, I-80131, Italy.
Fabio Corvino, Department of Advanced Medical Biosciences, University Federico II of Napoli (UNINA), Biostructures and Bioimmages Institution (IBB), National Research Council (CNR), via S. Pansini, Naples, I-80131, Italy.

Abstract
The occurrence of intracystic hemorrhage in benign liver cysts is usually seen in huge solitary cysts and in older individuals. We report a case of multiple simple hepatic cysts with intracystic hemorrhage complicating one of the cysts in whom the correct diagnosis was accurately made by Contrast-Enhanced Low-MI Real-Time Ultrasound (CEUS) Imaging with Sonovue® (Bracco, Milano, Italy). Our report emphasize on the crucial role of CEUS as imaging modality in providing the informations needed to differentiate haemorragic cysts from cystic liver tumors such as cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma, potentially avoiding the use of more invasive and expensive imaging modalities such as CT or MRI imaging.

Keywords
Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS); Haemorragic cysts; Polycystic liver disease; Complex Cystic Liver Lesions; Microbubbles;

Cite this paper
Antonio Corvino, Orlando Catalano, Fabio Corvino, Hemorrhagic Hepatic Cyst mimicking a Biliary Neoplasm in a patient with Polycystic Liver Disease: Report of a Case with emphasis on Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound with SonoVue®., SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 1 , No. 2 , 2016 , pp. 196 - 206 .

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