International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Clinical profile of patients with mass lesions in hepatobiliary system undergoing CT
Dr. Vishwanath S Kulkarni and Dr. Veeresh Hanchinal
Various types of tumors may be found inside liver, either benign or malign. First, benign liver tumors are quite common; such lesions are indeed found in 1% of population. The most common benign tumors are the hemangioma and cysts. Then, many malign lesions may be found inside the liver. These tumors are deadly; liver cancer is indeed the 4th deadliest cancer worldwide after lungs, stomach and not far from colorectal cancers. Several primary cancers may be found such as Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) or Cholangiocarcinoma (CCC). The blood flow inside the liver is indeed second only to the lungs and its location favors the apparition of metastases from digestive cancers. The prospective study included 50 patients of hepato-biliary malignancies being treated at Tertiary care Hospital. The mean age was 55yrs with age range of 35-85yrs.Male to female ratio was 1:2.1. Hepatic metastic disease in the single most common malignant tumor in our study (28 patients out of 53) accounting for 52% of cases. Next most common malignant tumor is gall bladder carcinoma, which accounts for 34% (18 patients out of 53). Pain abdomen (72%), weight loss (28%) and mass per abdomen (23%) are the most common symptoms in order of frequency. Abdominal tenderness is the modt common clinical finding (53%), followed by hepatomegaly (23%).
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Dr. Vishwanath S Kulkarni, Dr. Veeresh Hanchinal. Clinical profile of patients with mass lesions in hepatobiliary system undergoing CT. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2019;2(2):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2019.v2.i2a.28