Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 28, 2015; 21(16): 4933-4945
Published online Apr 28, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i16.4933
Figure 1
Figure 1 Flowchart of selection of hepatocellular carcinoma patients in this retrospective study. A total of 40 patients with non-B/non-C hepatitis, including those with obstructive jaundice with false-positive preoperative DCP levels, and patients with alcoholic hepatitis were excluded from the study. Six patients with combined HBV and HCV infections were also excluded. Finally, 107 HCC patients with HBV infection and 103 HCC patients with HCV infection were included for analysis. Two patients in the HBV group and three in the HCV group were receiving warfarin and subsequently excluded. Therefore, 105 patients in the HBV group and 100 patients in the HCV group were included in this retrospective study. HCC: Hepatocellular carcinoma; HBV: Hepatitis B virus; HCV: Hepatitis C virus; DCP: Des-γ-carboxy prothrombin.