Ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy of early hepatocellular carcinoma complicating liver cirrhosis: A multicentre study

E. Caturelli, L. Solmi, M. Anti, S. Fusilli, P. Roselli, A. Andriulli, F. Fornari, C. Del Vecchio Blanco, I. De Sio

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Abstract

Background: Because hepatic cirrhosis is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma, recent guidelines by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on clinical management of hepatocellular carcinoma recommend periodic ultrasound surveillance of cirrhotic patients with immediate workup for nodules >1 cm; an increase in the frequency of screening is considered sufficient for smaller lesions. Aims: To determine the actual risk of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with the latter lesions and to assess the role of ultrasound guided-fine needle biopsy in their diagnosis. Patients and methods: Data were analysed for 294 new nodular lesions

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1362
Number of pages7
JournalGut
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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