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Liver tumours—primary and secondary

William J.H. Griffiths and Simon M. Rushbrook

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152206

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Liver tumours—primary and secondary

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A number of benign and malignant tumours may arise in the liver, the most important of which are:

HCC is the fifth most common cancer worldwide, but with great geographical variation in incidence, ranging from around 2 per 100 000 population in western Europe to 100 per 100 000 population in some parts of Africa. Most tumours arise on the background of cirrhosis, commonly due to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or alcohol....

Chapter.  8358 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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