Liver stiffness measurement in patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma: a case-control study

2009 European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 21;2 (214-219)

OBJECTIVE: A wide range in values of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) is observed among cirrhotic patients. These variations reflect the extent of fibrosis and might influence the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurrence. METHODS: We compared LSM in 66 Child-Pugh A patients with HCC and alcoholic (n=23) or HCV-related cirrhosis (n=43) referred for radiofrequency ablation and in 199 Child-Pugh A with alcoholic (n=69) or HCV-related cirrhosis (n=130) without HCC. RESULTS: Patients with HCC had higher LSM than patients without HCC [35.3 kPa (22.8-52.6) vs. 19.0 kPa (12.4-29.2), P

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