Journal of Cancer Research / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Is the Most Frequent Final Diagnosis of Focal Liver Lesions Identified in a Cross-Sectional Evaluation of Patients with Chronic Liver Disease in Saudi Arabia

Table 2

Main demographic and characteristics of the study population subdivided according to the final diagnosis of the hepatic lesions.

HCC ()Benign () value

GenderMale37 (74.0%)16 (59.3%)0.206
AgeYears64 (29–86)55 (29–50)0.003
Viral etiologyYes22 (44.0%)8 (29.6%)0.234
CirrhosisYes40 (80.0%)14 (51.9%)0.018
AscitesYes20 (40.0%)4 (14.8%)0.038
Number of lesions>129 (58.0%)8 (29.6%)0.031
Portal vein thrombosisYes12 (24.0%)0 (0%)0.001
Alpha-fetoproteinng/mL61.1 (1.2–144,985)11.9 (8.7–16.5)<0.001
Alpha-fetoprotein >10 ng/mLYes40 (80.0%)24 (88.9%)0.525
Schistosoma antibodiesPositive10 (20.0%)2 (7.4%)0.198

Data are shown as absolute value and percentage or median and range.
HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma.