Is cirrhosis suggestive of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Although cirrhosis is found in the majority of patients with HCC, it is not obligatory, because individuals with chronic infection may develop HCC even without the evidence of cirrhosis.


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