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Adult hepatocellular carcinoma

Disease definition

A rare neoplastic disease and the most common primary liver cancer of adulthood, characterized by hepatic mass, abdominal pain and, in advanced stages, jaundice, cachexia and liver failure. Derived from well-differentiated hepatocytes, it often develops from chronic liver cirrhosis which is most often due to hepatitis B and C virus or alcohol abuse.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Adult HCC
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: C22.0
  • OMIM: 114550
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6608
  • MedDRA: -

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