ISSN 1305-3825 | E-ISSN 1305-3612
Abdominal Imaging - Review
Microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma
1 Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey; Department of Radiology, Zonguldak Atatürk State Hospital, Zonguldak, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey.  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2016; 22: 125-132
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2015.15125
Abstract

Microvascular invasion is a crucial histopathologic prognostic factor for hepatocellular carcinoma. We reviewed the literature and aimed to draw attention to clinicopathologic and imaging findings that may predict the presence of microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma. Imaging findings suggesting microvascular invasion are disruption of capsule, irregular tumor margin, peritumoral enhancement, multifocal tumor, increased tumor size, and increased glucose metabolism on positron emission tomography-computed tomography. In the presence of typical findings, microvascular invasion may be predicted.

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