Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: role of tumor markers and liver biopsy.

@article{Gonzalez2011DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: role of tumor markers and liver biopsy.},
  author={Stevan A. Gonzalez and Emmet B. Keeffe},
  journal={Clinics in liver disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          297-306, vii-x
        }
}
Early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a significant impact on survival by implementation of effective treatment strategies, including hepatic resection, locoregional ablative therapy, and liver transplantation. The use of serum tumor markers and biopsy are particularly important for diagnosis of small hepatic lesions with atypical features on imaging studies. α-Fetoprotein remains the most frequently used tumor marker for the diagnosis of HCC. The development of novel serum… CONTINUE READING
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