Validation of a Liver Index and Its Significance for HCC Aggressiveness


Carr B. I., Guerra V.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER, vol.48, no.3, pp.262-266, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12029-017-9971-4
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-266
  • Keywords: HCC parameters, Aggressiveness index, Liver function, GAMMA-GLUTAMYL-TRANSPEPTIDASE, HEPATOCELLULAR-CARCINOMA, RADIOFREQUENCY-ABLATION, STAGING SYSTEMS, SURVIVAL, ALBUMIN, GROWTH, MARKER
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background We recently constructed a liver index (LI) from four liver parameters, namely: blood total bilirubin, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP), albumin, and platelet levels (a cirrhosis surrogate). We found that the scores for the liver index related significantly to a four-parameter HCC aggressiveness index (maximum tumor diameter, multifocality, percent portal vein invasion, and blood AFP levels).