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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43

Chest wall metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma in the absence of a primary: An unusual presentation


Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Jai Prakash Agarwal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.39605

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Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has an aggressive course with a very poor outcome. The common hematogenous metastatic sites are the lungs, bones, and adrenal glands. The chest wall is an extremely rare site of metastasis from HCC. We report a rare presentation in a gentleman, where the chest wall metastasis kept progressing in spite of treatment, without any evidence of a detectable primary.


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