Hepatocellular carcinoma in Budd-Chiari syndrome: characteristics and risk factors.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in Budd-Chiari syndrome: characteristics and risk factors.},
  author={Rami Moucari and P E Rautou and Dominique Cazals-Hatem and Abdallah S Geara and Christophe Bureau and Yann Consigny and Claire Francoz and M Denninger and Val{\'e}rie Vilgrain and Jacques Belghiti and François Durand and Dominique Charles Valla and Aur{\'e}lie Plessier},
  volume={57 6},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To analyse the characteristics of and the factors associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS 97 consecutive patients with BCS and a follow-up > or = 1 year were evaluated retrospectively. Liver nodules were evaluated using serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level and imaging features (CT/MRI). Biopsy of nodules was obtained when one of the following criteria was met: number < or = 3… CONTINUE READING