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Joel R. Pekow, Atul K. Bhan, Hui Zheng and Raymond T. Chung Hepatic steatosis is associated with increased frequency of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis Cancer 109

Article first published online: 8 MAY 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22701

In patients with HCV-related cirrhosis, the presence of hepatic steatosis is independently associated with development of hepatocellular carcinoma. These findings suggest that steatosis poses an additional risk for HCC and that increased vigilance should be practiced in surveillance of persons with both HCV and steatosis.

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