Hepatocellular Adenoma Follow-up

Updated: Oct 08, 2015
  • Author: Bradford A Whitmer, DO; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • Yearly ultrasound imaging and an assessment of serum AFP levels is a consideration in all patients with hepatocellular adenomas.
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Prognosis

Complete resolution is atypical.

The risk of malignant transformation exists and is as high as 8-13% in previous studies, but a recent systematic review revealed a risk of malignant transformation of 4.2%. [28]

The risk of malignant transformation remains even after contraceptive or steroid use has been discontinued.

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