What is the prognosis of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2018
  • Author: Bradford A Whitmer, DO; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Complete resolution of hepatocellular adenoma is atypical.

The risk of malignant transformation exists and is as high as 8-13% in previous studies, but a recent systematic review revealed a risk of malignant transformation of 4.2%. [24]

The risk of malignant transformation remains even after contraceptive or steroid use has been discontinued.


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