Hepatocellular carcinoma

Last updated: Monday, 06, December, 2010
AssociationsAppropriate Tests

Alpha fetoprotein may assist in the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, but a normal result does not exclude the possibility; FNAB, liver biopsy, if appropriate.

See also Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis, especially

  • Alcoholic

See under Alcoholism.

Chronic aflatoxin ingestion is a cofactor.

  • α1-antitrypsin deficiency 

Alpha-1-antitrypsin.