From small nodule to overt HCC: a multistep process of carcinogenesis as seen during surveillance

Maria Assunta Zocco, Roberto Iezzi, Francesca Romana Ponziani, Gianluca Ianiro, Antonio Gasbarrini, Emanuele Rinninella, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Mariachiara Campanale, Valentina Cesario, Giulio Caracciolo, Annalisa Tortora, Francesco Barbaro, S Triarico

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. Despite many diagnostic and therapeutic tools are now available to improve survival and reduce its recurrence, prognosis is closely conditioned by the time of diagnosis. Surveillance and early diagnosis are crucial for a successful therapy. We report a clinical case from the HCC archive of the Hepatocatt meetings held in Ge-melli Hospital (Catholic University of Rome). The case describes a tumor progression in a multistep process from a small liver nodule to overt HCC and its management by a multidisciplinary team.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1294
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • HCC
  • cirrhosis

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