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Test Accuracy of CT-Scan for the Detection of Malignant Liver Mass

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Background: Detection of malignant liver mass is very important for the treatment modalities. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to establish the usefulness of CT scan in the diagnosis of malignant hepatic mass. Methodology: This cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH), Mymensingh, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka and Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Dhaka during the period of 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2007. Patients admitted in the Department of Medicine and Department of Hepatobiliary of MMCH, BSMMU, and DMCH with the clinical diagnosis of fever, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, jaundice, weight loss and ascites were selected as study population. CT scan and histopathology were performed to all the patients. Result: A total number of 50 patients were recruited for this study. Mean age of all patients was 51.28 ± 14 years with a range of 17 year to 78 years. Among all patients 28 had multiple lesion, of them 71.4% was malignant and 28.6% was benign. On the other side 22 patients had solitary lesion, of them 36.4% was malignant and 63.6% was benign (p < 0.05). Sensitivity of CT to diagnose malignant lesion was 96.4%, specificity 86.4%, accuracy 92%, positive predictive value 90% and negative predictive value 95%. Conclusion: CT is a useful diagnostic tool for the detection of malignant hepatic masses.

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Begum, W. , Bhowmik, B. , Hussain, K. and Yusuf, M. (2015) Test Accuracy of CT-Scan for the Detection of Malignant Liver Mass. Advances in Computed Tomography, 4, 27-31. doi: 10.4236/act.2015.42004.

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