EUS-guided FNA of a portal vein thrombus in hepatocellular carcinoma


Kayar Y., Turkdogan K. A. , Baysal B., ÜNVER N. , Danalioglu A., ŞENTÜRK H.

PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.21, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11604/pamj.2015.21.86.6991
  • Title of Journal : PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis is a relatively rare but well-known complication of cirrhosis that has a prevalence of between 1% and 5.7%. On the contrary, in case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it is a much more frequent complication. In this paper, we presented three cases that had liver cirrhosis, mass and portal vein thrombosis in liver. We were not able to diagnose the cases through imaging methods, laboratory results or histopathologically, however, they were diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasonography-fine needle aspiration EUS-FNA from portal vein thrombus.