Rapid progression of hepatocellular carcinoma after surgery: apropos of a case and review of the literature

Mercedes Vergara Gómez, Mireia Miquel Planas, Montserrat Gil Prades, Blai Dalmau Obrador, Meritxell Casas Rodrigo, Jordi Sanchez Delgado, Maria Rosa Bella, Jordi Puig Domingo

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    Abstract

    We report the case of a young man with chronic hepatitis B infection of probable perinatal acquisition who was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma at a very early stage (BCLC 0) with a highly favorable prognosis. However, the tumor progressed rapidly and the patient died within months. Currently, there are few data that could help to identify cases likely to show rapid progression and which could prompt initiation of aggressive therapies that might prevent or control such progression. © 2010 Elsevier España, S.L.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)569-573
    JournalGastroenterologia y Hepatologia
    Volume33
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

    Keywords

    • Chronic hepatitis B infection
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Liver cirrhosis
    • Rapid progression

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