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Androgen associated hepatocellular carcinoma with an aggressive course.
  1. D Gleeson,
  2. M J Newbould,
  3. P Taylor,
  4. R F McMahon,
  5. B C Leahy,
  6. T W Warnes
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Infirmary, Manchester.


    The hepatocellular carcinomas that develop in patients treated with androgens have previously been associated with a benign clinical outcome. We describe a man who developed a hepatocellular carcinoma after 24 years of androgen treatment, whose tumour initially showed partial regression after withdrawal of androgens but subsequently pursued an aggressive and fatal course.

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