Portal vein thrombus and infiltrative HCC: a pictoral review

Christopher P. Sereni, Shuchi K. Rodgers, Cheryl L. Kirby, Igor Goykhman

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Infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be overlooked on imaging. Radiologists should have a high index of suspicion for this entity in patients with chronic liver disease. Careful evaluation of the portal vein may help the radiologist diagnose infiltrative HCC, due to the high association (68%–100%) of portal vein tumor thrombus with this condition. This article will review the imaging findings of infiltrative HCC, particularly its association with portal vein thrombus, and describe imaging pitfalls and mimickers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cirrhosis
  • Infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Portal vein thrombus
  • Tumor thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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