Hepatic and Extrahepatic Malignancies in Cirrhosis Caused by Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Alcoholic Liver Disease
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 07/27/2012
Kodama K et al. – Comparison between cirrhotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH–LC) and cirrhotic alcoholic liver disease (ALD–LC) revealed similar hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development curves. However, the risk factors for HCC and extrahepatic malignancies differed between the 2 diseases. In ALD–LC, the incidences of HCC and extrahepatic cancer are similar. When treating LC patients with NASH or ALD, the risk factors and extrahepatic malignancies associated with ALD–LC should be assessed.