Diagnosis and clinical features of small hepatocellular carcinoma with emphasis on the utility of real-time ultrasonography. A study in 51 patients.

@article{Shinagawa1984DiagnosisAC,
  title={Diagnosis and clinical features of small hepatocellular carcinoma with emphasis on the utility of real-time ultrasonography. A study in 51 patients.},
  author={Toshihito Shinagawa and Masao Ohto and Katsumi Kimura and S Tsunetomi and Munetaka Morita and Hiromitsu Saisho and You Tsuchiya and Naoki Saotome and Eii Karasawa and Masaharu Miki},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1984},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={495-502}
}
The clinical features and usefulness of various methods for diagnosis of small hepatocellular carcinoma, no greater than 5 cm in diameter, were studied in 51 patients. The diagnosis was verified in 28 patients by hepatic resection and in 4 patients at autopsy. The tumor was less than 3 cm in diameter in 23 patients. In 37 patients (72.5%), the tumor was first discovered by real-time linear scan ultrasonography, generally during a routine periodic follow-up examination of patients with chronic… CONTINUE READING

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