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Hepatocellular carcinoma in pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9987744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting in pregnancy is very rare, and experience treating this condition is limited. Past reports have emphasized the need for pregnancy termination as part of treatment. CASE: A young, otherwise healthy woman was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the second trimester. Her only risk factor was a six-year history of oral contraceptive use. She opted to maintain the pregnancy and was treated with surgical resection in the form of a right hepatectomy. Both she and her child were alive and well 24 months following surgery. CONCLUSION: Hepatocellular carcinoma in pregnancy can be successfully treated by surgical resection without adjuvant therapy; pregnancy termination is not mandatory.
P Gisi; R Floyd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-29     Completed Date:  1999-04-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / surgery*
Liver Neoplasms / surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / surgery*

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