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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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SUAREZ QUINTERO, Yanette  and  VARON PUERTA, Adriana. Diagnosis and screening. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2013, vol.28, suppl.1, pp.12-15. ISSN 0120-9957.

The great efforts of recent years to establish monitoring and diagnostic criteria have become increasingly effective in defining hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as a clinical entity. These efforts are amply justified by the increased frequency of diagnosis. Establishment of early diagnosis policies for causal entities and the increasingly evident benefits of treating the disease early have made even the possibility of eradicating the disease increasingly feasible. Monitoring and diagnostic tools have changed so much over time that new tools continuously appear with better performance leading other recent tools to fall into disuse

Keywords : Monitoring; Ultrasound; Alpha-fetoprotein.

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