107 (8.2%) of 1297 patients with liver cirrhosis admitted to our Clinic between 1980 and 1987 had hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This disorder was more frequent in patients with liver cirrhosis of dual etiology, alcoholic and post-hepatitic (9.9%), than in those with liver cirrhosis of unknown (7.82%), alcoholic (9.35%) or post-hepatitic (5.16%) etiology. The mean age of the patients with HCC of dual etiology (51.2 years) was significantly lower than that of the other three groups (61.0, 62.0 and 64.5 years, respectively; p less than 0.001). The conclusion is that in patients with liver cirrhosis of dual etiology the onset of HCC is frequent and precocious. This fact must be considered in epidemiological studies, in the prognosis and in the clinical management of the patient since early diagnosis is of importance in deciding therapy.
[Role of combined etiology (alcohol and B virus) in the development of hepatocarcinoma in subjects with liver cirrhosis] / Cristani, A; Pentore, R; Cioni, G; Mussini, Cristina; Grandi, S; Ventura, Ezio. - In: RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA. - ISSN 0034-1193. - STAMPA. - 80:(1989), pp. 233-236.