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Better 5-year survival of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma versus conventional hepatocellular carcinoma: still too close to call
  1. Basile Njei
  1. Correspondence to Dr Basile Njei, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-1845, USA; basilenjei{at}gmail.com

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We read with great interest the letter by Eggert et al, in response to our recently published article which raised concerns about the better 5-year survival of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (fHCC) compared with conventional hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC-NOS).1 ,2 In the letter, the authors pointed out that it cannot be concluded from our meta-analysis that ‘survival in fHCC is similar to conventional HCC in non-cirrhotic liver patients’, given the overlap in the CIs of the subgroup analyses (limited to non-cirrhotic liver patients) and the overall analysis of all cases. The authors further report findings of their recently published follow-up article …

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