Table 1

Main characteristics of patients according to final diagnosis

Total (n=60)HCC (n=40)Non-HCC (n=20)p Value
Men/women34/2625/159/110.271
HCV/HBV/alcohol/others47/3/7/329/3/6/218/0/1/10.187
Child–Pugh A/B52/834/618/20.707
AFP basal (ng/ml)6.5 (1–1154)9 (1–1154)5 (2–128)0.635
AST (IU/l)78 (25–322)83.5 (25–202)73.5 (25–322)0.493
ALT (IU/l)70.5 (16–537)67 (16–210)78 (22–537)0.533
Prothrombin rate (%)77 (35–100)71 (35–94)78.5 (60–100)0.184
Bilirubin (mg/dl)1 (0.3–4.1)1 (0.3–4.1)1 (0.3–4.1)0.755
Platelets (×109/l)97.5 (38–306)96.5 (46–245)121 (38–306)0.363
Albumin (g/l)39.5 (29–48)39 (29–45)41 (33–48)0.812
Size by US (mm)14 (7–20)15.5 (10–20)12 (7–19)0.008
Size by MR (mm)15 (8–25)17 (10–25)10.5 (8–15)0.148
  • Values shown are median (range).

  • AFP, alpha-fetoprotein; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus; MR, magnetic resonance; US, ultrasound.