The etiology of underlying liver lesions in 70 autopsied cases of hepatocellular carcinoma.


In 70 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma without history of antineoplastic chemotherapeutic drugs, anabolic and contraceptive steroids, representative sections of nonneoplastic liver tissue were examined for the presence of etiological markers. Hepatitis B surface antigen-positive hepatocytes were found in 16 (22.8%), alpha-1-antitrypsin globules in 3… (More)


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