Primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a prospective study of 154 cases.

@article{Ndububa2001PrimaryHC,
  title={Primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a prospective study of 154 cases.},
  author={Dennis A. Ndububa and Olusegun Sylvester Ojo and Olugbenga O. Adeodu and Victor Adebayo Adetiloye and Babatunde J. Olasode and Olusola Comfort Famurewa and Muheez Alani Durosinmi and Augustine E Agbakwuru},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={59-63}
}
Primary hepatocellular carcinoma is a tumour with a dismal prognosis. In recent times, however, great advances have been made in its management. This 13-year prospective study done at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, was an attempt to appraise the outlook of the disease in Nigeria at the turn of the 21st century. Primary hepatocellular carcinoma affected mainly middle-aged Nigerians (peak age-group = 40-59 years), predominantly males (M:F = 2:1) and, in a sizeable… CONTINUE READING
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