Pitfalls in surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma: How successful is it in the real world?

@inproceedings{Wong2017PitfallsIS,
  title={Pitfalls in surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma: How successful is it in the real world?},
  author={Linda L Wong and Ruel J Reyes and Sandi A Kwee and Brenda Y. Hernandez and Sumodh C Kalathil and Naoky C S Tsai},
  booktitle={Clinical and molecular hepatology},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with ultrasound in high-risk populations is generally believed to improve opportunities for treatment. However, tumors are still missed due to various factors. This study explores success versus failure of HCC surveillance. METHODS This is a retrospective study of 1,125 HCC cases. Categories considered for successful detection were largest tumor ≤3.0 cm, single tumors ≤3.0 cm and ≤2.0 cm, and adherence to Milan criteria. Examined… CONTINUE READING

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