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Table 5 Staging and characteristics of HCC

From: Ambulatory end-stage liver disease in Ghana; patient profile and utility of alpha fetoprotein and aspartate aminotransferase: platelet ratio index

  HCC cases
BCLC stage n = 81b %
 0 1 1.2
 A 9 11.1
 B 16 19.8
 C 41 50.6
 D 14 17.3
Tumor features
 Single nodule 32 39.5
 Multinodular 49 60.5
Smallest tumor size (cm) 1.2
Largest tumor size (cm) 19
Mean tumor size (mean, SD) (single nodule) 9.4 ± 4.2
  1. aBCLC was determined for 81 HCC cases. Some patients did not have INR measurement, but could be classified because of Child-Pugh score of > 10 (class C) even assuming a normal INR