Table 1 Criteria used to classify patients with cirrhosis* and with or without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Presence or absence of HCCCriteria used for the classification
No HCCHistology (transplantation)†
Normal MRI or two other imaging studies techniques‡ at >1 year interval
HCC
    ⩽2 cmHistology
    >2 cmHistology
    orNon-invasive criteria with combined criteria: one imaging technique§ with arterial hypervascularisation associated with α-fetoprotein >400 ng/ml
  • *Cirrhosis was proven histologically for all patients.

  • †Histological study of explanted liver.

  • ‡Computed tomography scan or echography.

  • §Magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scan.