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Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma versus conventional hepatocellular carcinoma: better 5-year survival or artifactual result of research methodology?
  1. Basile Njei
  1. Correspondence to Dr Basile Njei, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-1845, USA; basilenjei{at}

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Among the primary hepatic malignant tumours, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common, while fibrolamellar carcinoma is a rare variant of HCC. In a recent article by Eggert et al examining the epidemiology of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (fHCC) in the USA from 2000 to 2010,1 the authors reported better 5-year survival for fHCC compared with conventional HCC similar to previous studies.27 Even though several previous studies have advocated that fHCC is less aggressive than conventional HCC, some recent studies have failed to confirm the observation of a better outcome in fHCC.811 Cirrhosis is a well …

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