The value of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Kanematsu1985TheVO,
  title={The value of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Takashi Kanematsu and Toyooki Sonoda and Kenji Takenaka and Takashi Matsumata and Keizo Sugimachi and Kiyoshi Inokuchi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={23-5}
}
Thirty-two patients with a solitary hepatocellular carcinoma of less than 4 cm diameter were treated during the 13 years from 1971 to 1983, two-thirds of them since 1981. Serum alpha-fetoprotein levels proved to be an excellent diagnostic tool for these early stage carcinomas which are generally asymptomatic. Ultrasonography forms an invaluable test for the detection of occult liver cancer and has enhanced the ability to detect small sized lesions. The accuracy of this method increased from 25… CONTINUE READING

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