Table 1

Clinicopathological features of 52 hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) used in our study

Well (n=6)Moderate (n=34)Poor (n=12)Overall (n=52)
Well, well differentiated HCC; moderate, moderately differentiated HCC; poor, poorly differentiated HCC; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; HCVAb, anti-hepatitis C virus antibody.
Mean (SD) age in years61.5 (6.8)64.2 (8.9)61.6 (7.2)63.3 (8.3)
Men/women3/328/610/241/11
Mean (SD) tumour size (cm)1.9 (0.8)4.1 (2.2)5.1 (3.3)4.1 (2.5)
Virus markers
    HBsAg (+)17311
    HCVAb (+)6261042
    HBsAg (+) and HCVAb (+)1315
Non-cancerous liver tissue
    Normal or mild fibrosis0101
    Fibrosis116623
    Precirrhosis08311
    Cirrhosis59317
Capsule formation1311143
Capsular invasion0291140
Septum formation026935
Portal vein invasion0161127
Intrahepatic metastasis015722