Clinical utility of Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein in small hepatocellular carcinoma: special reference to imaging diagnosis.

@article{Kumada1999ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical utility of Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein in small hepatocellular carcinoma: special reference to imaging diagnosis.},
  author={Takashi Kumada and S. Hidaka Z. Hu H. Kato K. Nakano and Isao Takeda and Seiki Kiriyama and Yasuhiro Sone and Kunihiko Hayashi and Hitoshi Katoh and Teruhiko Endoh and Toshi Sassa and Shinji Satomura},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={125-30}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Blood concentration levels of alpha-fetoprotein like the Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive fraction (AFP-L3) are a useful marker for predicting the long-term prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. This study investigated the relationship between serum AFP-L3 and various imaging modalities. METHODS Sixty-three patients with small hepatocellular carcinomas < or = 2 cm in diameter were studied. Serum AFP-L3 concentrations were measured by lectin-affinity electrophoresis coupled… CONTINUE READING

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