Screening guidelines for hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma entry in DynaMed Plus (for entire section on screening, select “prevention and screening” from the menu on the left)

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) recommendations on screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Surveillance for HCC recommended for (AASLD Grade I)

hepatitis B carriers who are
-Asian males > 40 years old
-Asian females > 50 years old
-with family history of HCC
-cirrhotic hepatitis B carriers

African/North American black patients with hepatitis B

patients with cirrhosis, including
-hepatitis C cirrhosis
-stage 4 primary biliary cirrhosis
-genetic hemochromatosis and cirrhosis
-alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency and cirrhosis

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