Uncommon manifestation of cryptogenic hepatocellular carcinoma


Authors: P. Klvaňa Jr 1;  M. Olbrechtová 1;  M. Loveček 2;  B. Budínská 3;  P. Vítek 1
Authors‘ workplace: Beskydské gastrocentrum, Interní oddělení, Nemocnice ve Frýdku-Místku, p.  o. 1;  I. chirurgická klinika LF UP a FN Olomouc 2;  Radiologické oddělení, Nemocnice Třinec, p.  o. 3
Published in: Gastroent Hepatol 2016; 70(4): 331-334
Category: Hepatology: Case Report
doi: 10.14735/amgh2016csgh.info08

Overview

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide; however, in our region, it is less frequent and occurs almost exclusively in patients with liver cirrhosis. About 10% of hepatocellular carcinomas are observed in patients with no history of chronic hepatitis or alcohol abuse and are classified as cryptogenic. Early stages of this disease are usually asymptomatic and are found accidentally or through screening examinations of patients with chronic liver disease. We present a case of a 65 year old men with no history of liver cirrhosis, who was admitted to our department of internal medicine complaining of epigastric pain caused by spontaneous hemorrhage of a cryptogenic hepatocellular carcinoma in the right lobe of his liver.

Key words:
hepatocellular carcinoma – spontaneous hemorrhage – subcapsular liver hematoma

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE „uniform requirements“ for biomedical papers.

Submitted:
10. 12. 2015

Accepted:
24. 1. 2016


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