International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiological Sciences | Saudi Arabia | Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013

Hepatic Lesions Spectrum in Sudanese Patients by using Computed Tomography

Maram A. Fagiri [2] | Mustafa Z. Mahmoud [3] | Ikhlas Abdelaziz Hassan | Leina Mhmoud

Abstract: This study was designed with an aim to determine the incidence of different hepatic lesions occur in Sudanese patients whom presents at the Radiology and Ultrasound Department of Fedail Hospital at Khartoum, when the liver is investigated using computed tomography (CT) modality. CT instrument used was Siemens Somatom, the scanner features include 70 cm aperture, 50 cm scan the field and a patient table that can hold patients up to 440 pounds. Also it offers reconstructed on the fly with up to 16 slices per second. Data were initially summarized into means, standard deviations (SD); mean ± SD and percentages in a form of comparison tables and graphs. Statistical analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel Software and the Standard Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 15 for windows. Out of 125 examined samples [mean age of 54.1 ± 17.6 years; male to female ratio of 3:1] 10.4% were primary hepatic malignancies and 21.6% were metastatic tumor to the liver while 41.4% are benign lesions included 1.6% cases each of liver abscess, fatty fibrotic changes, adenoma, haemengioma and hepatic calcifications. Beside 2.4% solitary/multiple cystic lesions and 4% liver cirrhosis. Metastatic liver lesions and liver cirrhosis were the commonest hepatic lesions detected in Sudanese patients.

Keywords: Computed tomography, CT, Hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC, Liver cirrhosis, Metastatic liver lesions

Edition: Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013,

Pages: 410 - 413

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