Imaging features of non-traumatic vascular liver emergencies


ONUR M. R. , KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , AKÇA O., ÖCAL O., AKPINAR E., KARÇAALTINCABA M.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.35, no.5, pp.215-224, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11604-017-0624-0
  • Journal Name: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-224
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Acute non-traumatic liver disorders can originate from abnormalities of the hepatic artery, portal vein and hepatic veins. Ultrasonography and computed tomography can be used in non-traumatic acute vascular liver disorders according to patient status, indication and appropriateness of imaging modality. Awareness of the imaging findings, in the appropriate clinical context, is crucial for prompt and correct diagnosis, as delay may cause severe consequences with significant morbidity and mortality. This review article will discuss imaging algorithms, and multimodality imaging findings for suspected acute vascular disorders of the liver.