[Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma by needle puncture--aspiration and cytological test. The experience in Cameroon].

Abstract

The authors report their experience of the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma using needle aspiration cytology over a four year period (1989-1992). In 116 of the 119 patients presenting with histologically proven hepatocellular carcinoma, the diagnosis was previously established by cytology. This method has a 97% sensitivity. Also, in forty patients without hepatocellular carcinoma, previous cytology did not detect any carcinomatous cells and therefore recorded a 100% specificity. Thus, cytologic diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma is possible. In countries with limited resources in which this carcinoma is widespread, needle aspiration cytology needs to be well known and used.

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@article{Mbakop1993DiagnosisOH, title={[Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma by needle puncture--aspiration and cytological test. The experience in Cameroon].}, author={Andr{\'e} Mbakop and E C Ndam Ndjitoyap and J F Gonsu and J-L Essame Oyono and Majorlaine Kamdoum and Magloire Biwole and Christian Tzeuton and M. Ducorps and D Obounou and A Abondo}, journal={Archives d'anatomie et de cytologie pathologiques}, year={1993}, volume={41 2}, pages={82-4} }