Which findings on angiography are characteristic of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma?

Updated: Sep 05, 2019
  • Author: W Ross Stevens, MD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
  • Print


Angiography is usually not beneficial in the detection, staging, or evaluation of fibrolamellar carcinoma. If obtained, angiograms demonstrate the primary tumor as a hypervascular mass (as seen in the image below) with multiple feeding arteries, a dense tumor blush, and an avascular central scar.

Digital subtraction arteriogram (obtained by injec Digital subtraction arteriogram (obtained by injection of the celiac axis) demonstrates fibrolamellar carcinoma; the carcinoma appears as an area of hypervascularity and tumor blush in the inferior aspect of the liver.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!