Hepatocellular carcinoma in alcoholic cirrhosis: is sex hormone imbalance a pathogenetic factor?

@article{Farinati1995HepatocellularCI,
  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in alcoholic cirrhosis: is sex hormone imbalance a pathogenetic factor?},
  author={Fabio Farinati and Nicola de Maria and Cinzia Marafin and Stefano Fagiuoli and G Della Libera and Remo Naccarato},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={145-50}
}
OBJECTIVE A sex hormone imbalance has been reported in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated the serum levels of eight sex hormones in patients with alcohol-related and non-alcohol-related cirrhosis and HCC. METHODS Luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone and sex hormone binding globulin were assayed in 81 patients with cirrhosis (59 men, 22 women) and 97 with HCC and cirrhosis… CONTINUE READING

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