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Liver aspiration in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in the Gambia.
  1. A Ajdukiewicz,
  2. A Crowden,
  3. E Hudson,
  4. C Pyne

    Abstract

    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.

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