The role of membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava in the etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Southern African blacks.

@article{Kew1989TheRO,
  title={The role of membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava in the etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Southern African blacks.},
  author={MichaelC. Kew and Abigail McKnight and John Hodkinson and Stanley Bukofzer and Jan Daniel Esser},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          121-5
        }
}
Membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava has been incriminated as a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma in South African Blacks and in Japanese. However, the frequency with which this anomaly is found in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, and hence its numerical importance as an etiological association of the tumor, has not been ascertained. Using radionuclide and contrast venography as well as necropsy and laparotomy examination, we investigated 162 unselected southern… CONTINUE READING
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