Objectives: The main objective of this study was to search for predisposing factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in North of Pakistan. Material and Method: This study was conducted in medical units of Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, from July 2007 to February 2009. A total of 100 patients were selected. The main tools for the diagnosis of HCC were ultrasound abdomen, CT scan abdomen, serum alpha-feto protein and liver biopsy. Results: Out of one hundred, 80 patients were males, 72% patients were above the age of 60 years. HCV was present in 74% of our patents, 13 (13%) patients turned out to be HBsAg positive, in 04 patients both HCV & HBV were present, while in the rest of 09 (09%) patients no predisposing cause found. Cirrhosis was present in 80% of patients; the P-Value being 0.538. Serum AFP was raised in 72% of patients. Conclusion: It is concluded that chronic HCV infection is the commonest cause of HCC.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Sciences|
|State||Published - Jan 2010|
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Predisposing factors for hcc