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Many Guidelines Exist to Determine Proper Management, Surveillance of HCC

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Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is very common and can be evaluated by many different systems. Objective: To describe guidelines for diagnosis and management of HCC. AASLD: High-risk patients undergo ultrasound screening every 6 months, with increased intervals for new subcentimeter nodules. Larger nodules require CT or MRI. Indeterminate findings on CT/MRI should be followed or biopsied. Lesions characteristic for HCC do not require biopsy. OPTN-UNOS: This society dicta more...
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