Hepatocellular carcinoma in Brazil: report of a national survey (Florianópolis, SC, 1995).

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in Brazil: report of a national survey (Florian{\'o}polis, SC, 1995).},
  author={Carlos Sandoval Gonçalves and Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira and Luiz Carlos da Costa Gayotto},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  volume={39 3},
In order to investigate epidemiological aspects of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Brazil, basic informations about cases diagnosed from January 1992 to December 1994 were requested to several medical centers of different Brazilian States. A simple questionnaire included age, sex, alcohol abuse (over 80g/day), associated liver cirrhosis, persistent HBV infection (HBsAg), HCV infection (anti-HCV) and serum levels of alpha fetoprotein. 287 cases, over 16 years old, from 19 medical centers of 8… CONTINUE READING


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