Julian Katz, M.D.; Stanley Baum, M.D.; Moreye Nusbaum, M.D.; Henry J. Tumen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Primary liver cell carcinoma is often difficult to diagnose, and the efficacy of celiac arteriography in demonstrating this tumor has been evaluated. Selective catheterization and injection of the celiac axis and hepatic artery was performed, with utilization of a serial magnification technic allowing definition of fine vessels. Characteristic vascular changes were found in nine patients, and the presence of hepatoma was confirmed histologically.
Hepatoma is a vascular tumor and is recognized by abnormal tumor vessels that exhibit a disorganized and chaotic pattern. The hepatic artery supplying the tumor is usually wider than normal, and the intrahepatic branches are displaced. Marked
Katz J, Baum S, Nusbaum M, et al. Angiographic Studies in Hepatoma.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:799. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-799_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):799.
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