Treatment of small hepatocellular carcinomas.


There is growing interest in screening to detect symptomless hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which should be easier to treat than symptomatic tumours. Combined alpha-fetoprotein and ultrasound monitoring can detect HCCs of 1 cm, and Lipiodol retention can be detected in tumours smaller than 1 cm. A number of treatment options are available. Surgical… (More)


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