Sex Hormones and Risk of Liver Tumor

@article{Giannitrapani2006SexHA,
  title={Sex Hormones and Risk of Liver Tumor},
  author={Lydia Giannitrapani and Maurizio Soresi and Emanuele La Spada and Melchiorre Cervello and Natale D’alessandro and Giuseppe Montalto},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1089}
}
Abstract:  The liver is morphologically and functionally modulated by sex hormones. Long‐term use of oral contraceptives (OCs) and anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) can induce both benign (hemangioma, adenoma, and focal nodular hyperplasia [FNH]) and malignant (hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC]) hepatocellular tumors. Hepatic adenomas (HAs) are rare, benign neoplasms usually occurring in young women, the development and the complications of which have been related to the strength of OCs and the… 
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