Risk assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients by transient elastography.

@article{Masuzaki2008RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients by transient elastography.},
  author={Ryota Masuzaki and Ryosuke Tateishi and Haruhiko Yoshida and Hideo Yoshida and Shinpei Sato and Naoya Kato and Fumihiko Kanai and Yosuke Sugioka and Hitoshi Ikeda and Shuichiro Shiina and Takao Kawabe and Masao Omata},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={839-43}
}
OBJECTIVE The degree of liver fibrosis is the strongest indicator of risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. Recently developed transient elastography (Fibroscan, Echosens, France) noninvasively measures liver stiffness, and the correlation between the stiffness and liver fibrosis stage has been validated. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the relationship between liver stiffness and HCC presence. METHODS Liver stiffness was measured in chronic hepatitis C patients… CONTINUE READING

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