Combined hepatocellular and cystadenocarcinoma presenting as a giant cyst of the liver--a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Primary cystic lesions of the liver are very rare. Most of the solid tumours are hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) with a smaller number being cholangiocarcinomas. The association of HCC with other primary liver malignancies is also extremely rare. This case report is about a 27 year old male patient who presented with a giant cystic lesion of the left liver. A CT scan showed a cystic lesion with internal septations and a thrombus in the main portal vein. The patient underwent an extended left hepatectomy and a portal venotomy with removal of the thrombus. Coexistent hepatocellular and cystadenocarcinoma were reported on histopathological examination. The patient was put on 5-FU postoperatively. He is doing well 11 months after surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rozario, A; Thomas, PG; Sharief, S; Pais, A; Venkata, RK; Babu, MK; Rao, V

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 81

PubMed ID

  • 10484895

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0250-636X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India