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Thrombocytosis: a paraneoplastic syndrome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Authors
  • Hwang, Shinn-Jang1
  • Luo, Jiing-Chyuan
  • Li, Chung-Pin
  • Chu, Cheng-Wei
  • Wu, Jaw-Ching
  • Lai, Chiung-Ru
  • Chiang, Jen-Huei
  • Chau, Gar-Yang
  • Lui, Wing-Yiu
  • Lee, Chun-Chung
  • Chang, Full-Young
  • Lee, Shou-Dong
  • 1 Departmetn of Family medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming Univerity School of Medicine, Taiwan, China. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
10
Issue
17
Pages
2472–2477
Identifiers
PMID: 15300887
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thrombocytosis is a paraneoplastic syndrome of HCC patients due to the overproduction of TPO by HCC. It is frequently associated with a large tumor volume and high serum alpha-fetoprotein.

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