Pearls from Dr. Catherine Lucero

59 yo man with prior treated HCV presents with new diagnosis HCC and extensive PVT


  • Thrombocytopenia - sensitive finding for cirrhosis, indicates portal hypertension and splenomegaly leading to platelet sequestration

    Posted 08/22/16 09:01:30 AM by Anna Krigel

  • HCV screening - all adults born between 1945 and 1965 must be screened once for HCV (using HCV Ab)

    Posted 08/22/16 09:14:08 AM by Anna Krigel

  • AASLD guidelines recommend screening for HCC in all patients with cirrhosis, starting when the diagnosis is made, with liver ultrasound every 6 months

    Posted 08/22/16 09:31:14 AM by Anna Krigel

  • Treatment of HCC

    Posted 08/22/16 09:50:57 AM by Anna Krigel

  • For further reading...

    Milan Criteria
    Sorafenib in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (SHARP trial)

    Posted 08/22/16 09:56:34 AM by Anna Krigel

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