Table 2

 Definition of the cancer of the Italian program (CLIP) scoring system for hepatocellular carcinoma

Score
012
AFP, α fetoprotein.
Early stage (0 points); intermediate stage (1–3 points); advanced stage (4–6 points).
Child-Pugh stageABC
Tumour morphologyUninodular and extension ⩽50%Multinodular and extension ⩽50%Massive or extension >50%
AFP (ng/ml)<400⩾400
Portal vein thrombosisNoYes