Usefulness of diagnostic criteria for aspiration cytology of hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Takenaka1999UsefulnessOD,
  title={Usefulness of diagnostic criteria for aspiration cytology of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Akemi Takenaka and Itaru Kaji and Hisashi Kasugai and Yo Sasaki and Shingo Ishiguro and Akira Wada and Takeshi Horai and Taisuke Otani and Hiroshi Ishikawa},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={610-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish new criteria for cytodiagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma by comparing cytologic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma with those of liver cirrhosis. STUDY DESIGN Review of cytologic findings of hepatocellular carcinoma on preoperative aspiration biopsy of 31 lesions from 27 patients who underwent surgical resection and comparison of these findings with those of liver cirrhosis in 17 patients. RESULTS In the 11 lesions of moderately and poorly differentiated… CONTINUE READING