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Ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis: the evidence for an established clinical practice

Botelli, R; Tibballs, J; Hochhauser, D; Watkinson, A; Dick, R; Burroughs, AK; (1998) Ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis: the evidence for an established clinical practice. CLIN RADIOL , 53 (10) 713 - 716.

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Abstract

Improvement in our current knowledge of epidemiology, natural history and treatment modalities form the background to generalize the use of ultrasound screening in cirrhosis. The cumulative probability of developing cancer is extremely high in cirrhotics and allows to focus screening programs on a well defined risk group thus maximizing cost-effectiveness. This review article highlights scientific evidences in favour of a generalized practice of US screening.

Type:Article
Title:Ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis: the evidence for an established clinical practice
Keywords:HEPATITIS-B VIRUS, NATURAL-HISTORY, LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION, GROWTH-RATE, RISK, SURVIVAL, ACCURACY, EFFICACY
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Wolfson Institute and Cancer Institute Administration > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Oncology

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