WYLIE L. OVERLY, M.D.; JOSEPH A. DANKOFF, B.S.; BARBARA K. WANG, M.D.; USHA D. SINGH, M.D.
To the editor: An association between primary hepatic tumors and androgen therapy was first noted in 1965 (1). In a recent review of the literature, 33 cases of patients with androgen-associated hepatic tumors were reported (2); 14 of these patients had received androgens as therapy for Fanconi's anemia, and 19 patients, for various other, potentially androgen-responsive illnesses. We have recently cared for a young man who developed a primary hepatic malignancy after taking androgens to increase his skeletal muscle mass. This patient represents the first reported case of such a malignancy in an otherwise healthy athlete taking androgens for this
WYLIE L. OVERLY, JOSEPH A. DANKOFF, BARBARA K. WANG, USHA D. SINGH. Androgens and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in an Athlete. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:158–159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-158_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(1):158-159.
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