Sensitivity of commonly available screening tests in detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hepacivirus
  • Hepatitis C, Chronic

abstract

  • US, CT, and serum AFP, as single tests, are insensitive for detection of HCC in the cirrhotic liver. However, they are highly specific. Sensitivity and specificity for US are comparable to those for CT. Given its lower cost, US is preferable to CT for routine screening of HCC in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing liver transplantation.

publication date

  • June 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9270(00)00883-2

PubMed ID

  • 10894592

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1535

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 95

number

  • 6