Chapter 42. Liver Tumors in Africa

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Michael C. Kew

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch42

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kew, M. C. (2010) Liver Tumors in Africa, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch42

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town; Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • Liver Tumors in Africa;
  • Alpha - fetoprotein;
  • Etiology and pathogenesis;
  • Aflatoxin B1;
  • Alpha - fetoprotein;
  • Membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Clinical presentation

  • Natural history, prognosis, and causes of death

  • Pathology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Etiology and pathogenesis

  • Self-assessment questions

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers