Robert S. Nelson, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Ricardo de Elizalde, M.D.
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Most reviews of primary carcinoma of the liver have been retrospective studies based on postmortem material. In the present group of 53 patients treated from 1948 to 1963, only 9 were diagnosed on the basis of autopsy examination alone. In the remainder, surgical or percutaneous needle biopsy together with liver scan employing radioactive I131 rose bengal as well as liver function studies, furnished a diagnosis in time for consideration of some definitive type of treatment. Resection was carried out in 6 patients, with one 5-year survival. Chemotherapy was employed in 21 patients, most of whom were treated with 5-Fluorouracil alone
Nelson RS, de Elizalde R. The Clinical Aspects of Primary Carcinoma of the Liver: A Review of 53 Cases.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1092. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1092_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1092.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease.
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