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Hepatocarcinoma: analysis of 14 cases
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PMID:  7633506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Brazil, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not a common tumour. Virus B hepatitis and cirrhosis play an important role in the development of HCC. The authors described 14 cases of HCC registered in our service during the last 33 months. PURPOSE--Evaluate clinical and laboratory aspects of the hepatocarcinoma treated in our service. MATERIAL--Fourteen patients evaluated between 1990 and 1993 were described. Ten were men the median age was 53 years. RESULTS--The main symptoms were: abdominal pain, weight loss and jaundice. Among the fourteen patients, 42% percent were positive for HBsAg, 0.7% for anti HCV and 57% were cirrhotic. Eighty percent had an advanced disease and serum alphafeto-protein was elevated in 92%. The patients underwent different kinds of treatment. Systemic chemotherapy was started in 5 patients, however without any response. Surgery was done in three patients, one underwent partial resection of the tumour and in the others a total resection was carried out. CONCLUSION--The hepatocarcinoma is rare in our service, eighty percent had advanced disease and 42% were positive for HBsAg.
N M Forones; L A Queiroz; V F Blum; E R Parise; J Szeynfeld; T Trivino; V P Barbosa
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0104-4230     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Assoc Med Bras     Publication Date:    1994 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-12     Completed Date:  1995-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308586     Medline TA:  Rev Assoc Med Bras     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  por     Pagination:  300-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Disciplina de Gastroenterologia Clínica da Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo.
Vernacular Title:
Hepatocarcinoma: análise de 14 casos.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Liver Cirrhosis / complications
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Risk Factors

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