Early occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV-related cirrhosis treated with direct-acting antivirals.

@article{Conti2016EarlyOA,
  title={Early occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV-related cirrhosis treated with direct-acting antivirals.},
  author={Fabio M. Conti and Federica Buonfiglioli and Alessandra Scuteri and Cristina Crespi and Luigi Bolondi and Paolo Caraceni and Francesco Giuseppe Foschi and Marco Lenzi and Giuseppe Mazzella and Gabriella Verucchi and Pietro Andreone and Stefano Brillanti},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          727-733
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a serious complication of HCV-related cirrhosis. New direct-acting antivirals (DAA) cure HCV infection in over 90% of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early occurrence and recurrence of HCC in cirrhotic patients treated with DAA. METHODS We analysed 344 consecutive cirrhotic patients, without HCC, who were treated with DAA, and followed for 24weeks. Fifty-nine patients had previous HCC. RESULTS DAA therapy… CONTINUE READING
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