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Hepatocellular carcinoma: pathology and liver biopsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19546547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent malignant tumor of the liver. The diagnosis of HCC depends on the measurement of serum alpha-fetoprotein levels and imaging techniques. Liver biopsy is recommended in uncertain cases. We review the morphological characteristics of HCC and their differential diagnoses including other liver tumors and metastases. We further specify problems and pitfalls in the differential diagnosis and discuss limitations of liver biopsies in the diagnosis of HCC.
Thomas Kalinski; Albert Roessner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-06-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1421-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-23     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701186     Medline TA:  Dig Dis     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Pathology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / classification,  diagnosis,  pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Liver / pathology*
Liver Neoplasms / classification,  diagnosis,  pathology*

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