Dr Tu Vinh Luong

Job title

Consultant histopathologist



GMC Number


Contact details

Phone number: 020 7830 2227, 020 7435 3289

Email address: tuvinh.luong@nhs.net

Fax: 020 7435 3289

Related services

Neuroendocrine tumour (NET) unit, Pathology


She is a consultant histopathologist with special interest and expertise in neuroendocrine, liver, hepatopancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal pathology. She is the trust lead NET pathologist and honorary senior lecturer at UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health. Her special research interests include NETs, liver fibrosis, steatosis and HCC.


  • Papastergiou V, Tsochatzis EA, Pieri G, Thalassinos E, Dhar A, Bruno S, Karatapanis S, Luong TV, O'Beirne J, Patch D, Thorburn D, Burroughs AK. “Nine scoring models for short-term mortality in alcoholic hepatitis: cross-validation in a biopsy-proven cohort”. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr;39(7):721-32.
  • Meyer T, Qian W, Caplin ME, Armstrong G, Lao-Sirieix SH, Hardy R, Valle JW, Talbot DC, Cunningham D, Reed N, Shaw A, Navalkissoor S, Luong TV, Corrie PG. “Capecitabine and streptozocin±cisplatin in advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours”. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Mar; 50(5):902-11.
  • Tsochatzis E, Bruno S, Isgro G, Hall A, Theocharidou E, Manousou P, Dhillon AP, Burroughs AK, Luong TV. “Collagen proportionate area is superior to other histological methods for sub-classifying cirrhosis and determining prognosis”. J Hepatol. 2014 Jan 8.
  • Carloni V, Luong TV, Rombouts K. “Hepatic stellate cells and ECM in HCC: more complicated than ever”. Liver Int. 2014 Jan 8. 
  • Puri Y, Lytras D, Luong TV, Fusai GK. “Rare presentation of self-resolving multifocal inflammatory pseudo-tumour of liver”. World J Clin Cases. 2014 Jan 16; 2(1):5-8.
  • Manousou P, Cholongitas E, Samonakis D, Tsochatzis E, Corbani A, Dhillon AP, Davidson J, Rodríguez-Perálvarez M, Patch D, O'Beirne J, Thorburn D, Luong T, Rolles K, Davidson B, McCormick PA, Hayes P, Burroughs AK. “Reduced fibrosis in recurrent HCV with tacrolimus, azathioprine and steroids versus tacrolimus: randomised trial long term outcomes”. Gut. 2013 Oct 16. 
  • Datta G, Luong TV, Fuller BJ, Davidson BR. “Endothelial nitric oxide synthase and heme oxygenase-1 act independently in liver ischemic preconditioning”. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep 13. 
  • Isgro G, Calvaruso V, Andreana L, Luong TV, Garcovich M, Manousou P, Alibrandi A, Maimone S, Marelli L, Davies N, Patch D, Dhillon AP, Burroughs AK. “The relationship of Transient Elastography and Histological Collagen Proportionate Area for assessing fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis”. J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug;48(8):921-9. doi: 10.1007/s00535-012-0694-9. Epub 2012 Nov 3.
  • karpathakis A, Pericleous M, Luong TV, Khoo B, Thirlwell C, Toumpanakis C, Caplin ME. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in a Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 1 Syndrome. Pancreas. 2013 May;42(4):725-726
  • M S Khan, T V Luong, J Watkins, C Toumpanakis, M E Caplin and T Meyer. “A comparison of Ki-67 and mitotic count as prognostic markers for metastatic pancreatic and midgut neuroendocrine neoplasms”. Br J Cancer. 2013 Apr 11. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.156 
  • E Tsochatzis, M Garcovich, L Marelli, V Papastergiou, E Fatourou, M Rodriguez-Peralvarez, G Germani, N Davies, D Yu, TV Luong, AP Dhillon, D Thorburn, D Patch, J O’Beirne, T Meyer, AK Burroughs. "Transarterial embolization as neo-adjuvant therapy pre-transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma". Liver Int. 2013 Feb 20. doi: 10.1111/liv.12144
  • Somasundaram SK, Akritidis G, Alagaratnam S, Luong TV, Ogunbiyi OA. Extraluminal colonic arteriovenous haemangioma: an unusual cause of chronic lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Mar; 95(2):44-6.
  • Rodríguez-Perálvarez M, Germani G, Papastergiou V, Tsochatzis E, Thalassinos E, Luong TV, Rolando N, Dhillon AP, Patch D, O'Beirne J, Thorburn D, Burroughs AK. “Early tacrolimus exposure after liver transplantation: relationship with moderate/severe acute rejection and long term outcome”. J Hepatol. 2012 Sep 27. J Hepatol. 2013 Feb; 58(2):262-70.
  • Rodriguez-Peralvarez M, Luong TV, Andreana L, Meyer T, Dhillon AP, Burroughs AK. “A systematic review of microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma: diagnostic and prognostic variability”. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Nov 13
  • Pericleous M, Toumpanakis C, Lumgair H, Caplin ME, Morgan-Rowe L, Clark I, Luong TV. “Gastric Mixed Adenoneuroendocrine Carcinoma with a Trilineage Cell Differentiation: Case Report and Review of the Literature”. Case Rep Oncol 2012 May; 5: 313-319.
  • Pericleous M, Lumgair H, Baneke A, Morgan-Rowe L, E Caplin M, Luong TV, Thirlwell C, Gillmore R, Toumpanakis C. “Appendiceal Goblet Cell Carcinoid Tumour: A Case of Unexpected Lung Metastasis”. Case Rep Oncol 2012 May; 5: 332-338.
  • Rindi G, Falconi M, Klersy C, Albarello L, Boninsegna L, Buchler MW, Capella C, Caplin M, Couvelard A, Doglioni C, Delle Fave G, Fischer L, Fusai G, de Herder WW, Jann H, Komminoth P, de Krijger RR, La Rosa S, Luong TV, Pape U, Perren A, Ruszniewski P, Scarpa A, Schmitt A, Solcia E, Wiedenmann B. “TNM Staging of Neoplasms of the Endocrine Pancreas: Results From a Large International Cohort Study”. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 May 16; 104(10):764-77. Epub 2012 Apr 23.
  • Rodríguez-Perálvarez M, Germani G, Tsochatzis E, Rolando N, Luong TV, Dhillon AP, Thorburn D, O’Beirne J, Patch D, Burroughs AK. “Predicting severity and clinical course of acute rejection after liver transplantation using blood eosinophil count”. Transpl Int. 2012 May; 25(5):555-63. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
  • Morgan-Rowe LM, Pericleous M, Luong TV, Dooley JS, Burroughs AK. “Hepatobiliary Disease Associated with Hypereosinophilia: A Report of Two Patients and a Review of the Literature”. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Dec; 56(12):3689-94. Epub 2011 Jun 7.
  • Manousou P, Dhillon AP, Isgro G, Calvaruso V, Luong TV, Tsochatzis E, Xirouchakis E, Kalambokis G, Cross TJ, Rolando N, O'Beirne J, Patch D, Thornburn D, Burroughs AK. “Digital image analysis of liver collagen predicts clinical outcome of recurrent hepatitis C virus 1 year after liver transplantation.” Liver Transpl. 2011 Feb; 17(2):178-88. 
  • Khan MS, Tsigani T, Rashid M, Rabouhans JS, Yu D, Luong TV, Caplin M, Meyer T. “Circulating Tumor Cells and EpCAM Expression in Neuroendocrine Tumors”. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Jan 15; 17(2):337-45
  • Sahay SJ, Gonzalez HD, Luong TV, Rahman SH. “Pancreatic actinomycosis as a cause of retroperitoneal fibrosis in a patient with chronic pancreatitis. Case report and literature review”. JOP. 2010 Sep 6; 11(5):477-9.
  • R Srirajaskanthan, G Dancey, A Hackshaw, T Luong, M E Caplin and T Meyer. “Circulating angiopoietin-2 is elevated in patients with neuroendocrine tumours and correlates with disease burden and prognosis”. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2009 Sept; 16 (3): 967-976. Epub 2009 Jun 5.