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Liver tumours—primary and secondary 

Liver tumours—primary and secondary

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Liver tumours—primary and secondary
Author(s):

William J.H. Griffiths

and Simon M. Rushbrook

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152206

November 28, 2012: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 20 July 2017

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....

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