Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis Associated with Negative Serum HCV Tests but Positive Liver Tissue HCV RNA

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Abstract

A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of a liver tumor. Laboratory data revealed mild liver dysfunction. Neither serum anti-HCV antibody nor HCV-RNA was detected. Computed tomography revealed a tumor lesion measuring 2 cm in diameter within the liver. Histological examination of the tumor revealed moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma while the non-tumorous liver tissue demonstrated liver cirrhosis. By the RT-PCR method, HCV-RNA was detected from the non-tumorous liver tissue. We herein report a very rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with liver cirrhosis associated with negative serum HCV findings, but positive finding for liver tissue HCV RNA.

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 43(4), 279-282, 2004-04-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10012889531
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6929518
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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