oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Alpha feto-protein in the diagnosis of primary hepatocarcinoma in Salisbury

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



a-feto protein was measured by counter-current electrophoresis on African patients admitted to Harari Hospital, Salisbury, over a period of 27 months. There were 115 positive results amongst which 13 of 19 autopsy proven cases of primary hepatocarcinoma (68 per cent.) and 62 of 99 (63 per cent.) thought to have the disease were found. No false positive results were encountered.

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