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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.2–⇓⇓⇓⇓7 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.8–⇓⇓11 Cirrhosis is a well …
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