Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 5th, 2004
"Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignancy arising within the liver and most often affects individuals with chronic hepatitis and/or liver cirrhosis. Patients often present at an advanced stage of disease or with poor liver function, thus limiting treatment options and resulting in a poor prognosis of the disease. Therefore, an early tissue-based diagnosis of HCC is necessary to direct further work-up and treatment," scientists writing in the journal Zeitschrift Fur Gastroenterologie report.
"We present the case of a 70-year-old man with...
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