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Hepatocellular carcinoma with hepatic and pulmonary metastasis, inferior vena cava and left pulmonary artery thrombosis in a patient with asymptomatic hepatitis C. Case report.
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PMID:  21210022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During the virus C infection the presence of cirrhosis is the major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. In the absence of cirrhosis the estimated prevalence hepatocellular carcinoma ranged from 6.7% to 50.1%. We present the case of a 64 year-old-man admitted to the hospital with 3-days history of nespecific symptomatology. Screening abdominal ultrasound showed an enlarged liver with 4 parenchimatous nodules in the right lobe and malignant thrombosis of the inferior vena cava. Chest CT revealed multiple metastasis in both lungs and left pulmonary arterial thrombosis. The patient died 5 weeks later. The particularity of the case is the presence of the end-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with asymptomatic C virus infection.
Authors:
Alice Bălăceanu; Camelia Diaconu; Delia Mateescu; Adriana Stănică
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical ultrasonography     Volume:  12     ISSN:  2066-8643     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Ultrason     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101522985     Medline TA:  Med Ultrason     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
"Carol Davila" University and Medicine and Pharmacy, Internal Medicine Department, Ilfov Hospital, B-dul Basarabia 49-51, Bucharest, Romania. alicebalaceanu@yahoo.com
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