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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sudarshana Datta, MD [2]

Overview

Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) must be done in every cirrhotic patient. It is performed at a frequency of 6-12 months. Screening endoscopy for detection of esophageal varices must be performed at regular intervals in all patients.

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References

  1. "Cirrhosis: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention - American Family Physician". 
  2. Trevisani F, Santi V, Gramenzi A, Di Nolfo MA, Del Poggio P, Benvegnù L, Rapaccini G, Farinati F, Zoli M, Borzio F, Giannini EG, Caturelli E, Bernardi M (2007). "Surveillance for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma: is it effective in intermediate/advanced cirrhosis?". Am. J. Gastroenterol. 102 (11): 2448–57; quiz 2458. PMID 17617210. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2007.01395.x. 
  3. Heidelbaugh JJ, Bruderly M (2006). "Cirrhosis and chronic liver failure: part I. Diagnosis and evaluation". Am Fam Physician. 74 (5): 756–62. PMID 16970019. 
  4. Qureshi W, Adler DG, Davila R, Egan J, Hirota W, Leighton J, Rajan E, Zuckerman MJ, Fanelli R, Wheeler-Harbaugh J, Baron TH, Faigel DO (2005). "ASGE Guideline: the role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage, updated July 2005". Gastrointest. Endosc. 62 (5): 651–5. PMID 16246673. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2005.07.031. 

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