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Hepatocellular Carcinoma

An Atlas of Its Pathology

  • Toshiro Nakashima
  • Masamichi Kojiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 1-2
  3. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 3-40
  4. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 41-65
  5. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 67-79
  6. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 81-104
  7. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 105-115
  8. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 117-131
  9. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 133-139
  10. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 141-147
  11. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 149-184
  12. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 185-204
  13. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 205-211
  14. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 213-219
  15. Toshiro Nakashima, Masamichi Kojiro
    Pages 245-253
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 255-267

About this book

Introduction

Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common fatal malignan­ cies of mankind. Up to a few decades ago it was looked upon as a cancer which aroused mainly academic concern but relatively little clinical interest, because its therapy and prognosis had a most un­ favorable outlook. Indeed, it was mostly recognized only at autopsy. Recently this pessimism has radically changed and is disappearing to a rapidly accelerating degree. Many of the scientific contributions at this change in outlook are the result of research in the Far East, first, Japan and then gradually extending to its neighbors. The introduction of experimental hepatocarcinogens by Yoshida more than 50 years ago may have been one of the first important steps. Hepatocellular car­ cinoma shows a characteristic geographical distribution. With the highest incidence in China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, followed by southern and eastern Europe, while generally the incidence is rather low in western and northern Europe and North and South America.

Keywords

cancer carcinoma hepatocellular carcinoma pathology

Authors and affiliations

  • Toshiro Nakashima
    • 1
    • 2
  • Masamichi Kojiro
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineKurume UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Research InstituteKurume Koga HospitalKurume, 830Japan
  3. 3.The First Department of PathologyKurume University School of MedicineKurume, 830Japan

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