Published in Blood Weekly, June 3rd, 2004
According to a study from Turkey, "viral hepatitis B, post-hepatitic cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the classical sequence of events in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected children and serum Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and ultrasound (USG) screening is recommended during follow-up. We present a 13-yr-old girl with cirrhosis related to chronic HBV infection with normal AFP level and a 4 cm mass appearance by USG. Contrast spiral evaluation computed tomography (CT) study demonstrated a single mass located at the 8th segment of the liver.
"Pre-contrast CT and portal...
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