Pathology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
September 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
It draws on the expertise of an internationally recognized
author famed for his understanding, knowledge and efforts in
defining terms and diagnosis in this area.
The text reviews the full range of pathological information of HCC based on the study of surgical cases and biopsy materials, along with images, to help compare findings that may be encountered by pathologists. It also makes special reference to developments in early stage HCC detection and premalignant lesions which can increase effective treatment.
1. The background to hepatocellular carcinoma and the liver.
2. Premalignant lesions of hepatocellular carcinoma.
3. Pathomorphologic characteristics of early-stage small hepatocellular carcinoma.
4. Morphologic evolution of hepatocellular carcinoma: from early to advanced.
5. Angioarchitecture of hepatocellular carcinoma.
6. Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
7. Multicentric occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma.
8. Combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.
9. Nodular lesions mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma.
10. Biopsy diagnosis of tumorous lesions of the liver.
11. Chemoprevention of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Department of Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
Professor Kojiro is one of the leading hepatic pathologists in the world. He has worked in the US at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society for Hepatology, former Associate Editor for the Journal of Hepatology (EASL), and served as Secretary-General for APASL from 2000-2002.
- Draws on the expertise of an internationally recognized author
famed for his understanding, knowledge and efforts in defining
terms and diagnosis in this area
- Addresses recent progress made in diagnosis and treatment of
hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
- Reviews the full range of pathological information of HCC based
on the study of surgical cases and biopsy materials
- Makes special reference to developments in early stage HCC detection and premalignant lesions
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