This report has been adapted from a previously published piece in “Clinical Correlations”. The cur-rent screening modalities for hepatocellular carcinoma are described along with the guidelines for surveillance in at-risk populations. The sensitivity of accepted screening practices is challenged in the context of patients who are at high risk for developing early onset HCC. In particular, the sub-set of patients with long-standing chronic Hep B infection may benefit from revised screening crite-ria that include more patients who exhibit certain risk factors for this disease.
David, R. (2011). Hepatocellular Screening Guidelines and Bellevue’s High Risk Population. Quill & Scope, 4 (1). Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1104&context=quill_and_scope