Table 5

Main clinicopathological characteristics of the three hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions initially classified as non-HCC by conventional pathological analysis

IDBaseline US size (mm)Initial diagnosisMR diagnosis HCCGP3HSP70GSPanel positive for HCCTumour degree
111Regenerative noduleNo+NoWell-differentiated
216Regenerative noduleYesNoWell-differentiated
311Low-grade dysplastic noduleNo+++YesModerately-differentiated
  • GPC3, glypican 3; GS, glutamine synthetase; HSP70, heat shock protein 70; MR, magnetic resonance; US, ultrasound.