Definition of hepatoma in English:


Syllabification: hep·a·to·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌhepəˈtōmə

noun (plural hepatomas or hepatomata /-ˈtōmətə/)

A cancer of the cells of the liver.
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  • I can recall one patient who clinically seemed to have gall stones but who eventually proved to have a primary hepatoma, and another patient who had persistent heartburn while taking low dose aspirin who had carcinoma of the stomach.
  • However, most patients with large or multiple hepatomas or most other types of cancer are not considered for transplantation as tumours recur rapidly.
  • Such nonspecific inclusions have been described in the elderly with highly active disease, in alcoholic cirrhosis hepatitis and hepatoma.

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