Hepatocellular carcinoma in segment 3: resected tissue
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a carcinoma emanating from the liver tissue (hepatocytes).
The liver is the central organ of the whole metabolism. Its most important functions are:
The weight of the human liver lies between 1,400 and 1,800 g in adults. It is a soft, rather homogenously structured organ, located in the right upper abdomen.
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