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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 401-403

An acute unusual presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma


Department of Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Research Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Zubin Dev Sharma
Department of Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Research Hospital, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.136671

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is a growing cause of mortality world over. The common risk factors include cirrhosis, viral infections, aflatoxin amongst others. Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) levels and Ultrasonography (USG) are the preferred surveillance tools in early diagnosis of HCC. Here we present an unusual case of a young female with no known risk factors, no cirrhosis, no viral markers, and normal AFP levels who had a Acute hepatic failure eventually diagnosed as Primary Hepatocellular carcinoma.

Abstract in Chinese

一例肝细胞癌不寻常的急性表现 摘要 肝细胞癌(HCC)是一个全球的日益增高的引起死亡的原因。常见的危险因素包括肝硬化,病毒感染,黄曲霉毒素等。甲胎蛋白(AFP)水平和超声(USG)在肝癌早期诊断的首选的监视工具。这里我们报道一个不寻常的年轻女性病例,没有已知的危险因素,没有肝硬化,没有病毒标志物,AFP水平正常,但得了急性肝功能衰竭,最终诊断为原发性肝细胞癌。 关键词:甲胎蛋白,纤维板层癌,肝炎,肝硬化,肝细胞癌



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