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Liver aspiration in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in the Gambia.

By A Ajdukiewicz, A Crowden, E Hudson and C Pyne


Fine needle aspiration was used for the cytological diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in 151 Gambian patients. Of 133 with hepatic tumours a correct positive cytological diagnosis was obtained in 116 (87.2%). This simple test was a safe and accurate diagnostic procedure. It is particularly suitable for use in countries where medical resources are limited and hepatocellular carcinoma is prevalent

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jcp.38.2.185
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