Potential use of Doppler perfusion index in detection of occult liver metastases from colorectal cancer

Kopljar, Mario and Patrlj, Leonardo and Bušić, Željko and Kolovrat, Marijan and Rakić, Mislav and Kliček, Robert and Židak, Marcel and Stipančić, Igor (2014) Potential use of Doppler perfusion index in detection of occult liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, 3 (5). pp. 259-267. ISSN 2304-3881

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Many clinical and preclinical studies demonstrated that measurements of liver hemodynamic [Doppler perfusion index (DPI)] may be used to accurately diagnose and predict liver metastases from primary colorectal cancer in a research setting. However, Doppler measurements have some serious limitations when applied to general population. Ultrasound is very operator-dependent, and requires skilled examiners. Also, many conditions may limit the use of Doppler ultrasound and ultrasound in general, such as the presence of air in digestive tract, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular anomalies, obesity and other conditions. Therefore, in spite of the results from clinical studies, its value may be limited in everyday practice. On the contrary, scientific research of the DPI in detection of liver metastases is of great importance, since current research speaks strongly for the presence of systemic vasoactive substance responsible for observed hemodynamic changes. Identification of such a systemic vasoactive substance may lead to the development of a simple and reproducible laboratory test that may reliably identify the presence of occult liver metastases and therefore increase the success of adjuvant chemotherapy through better selection of patients. Further research in this subject is therefore of great importance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition. All rights reserved.
Departments: Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Patrlj, LeonardoUNSPECIFIED
Kolovrat, MarijanUNSPECIFIED
Stipančić, IgorUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2014
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 08:24
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/2427

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