Sensitivity of commonly available screening tests in detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Hepatitis C, Chronic
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.