Liver resection for hemoperitoneum caused by spontaneous rupture of unrecognized hepatocellular carcinoma.

G. E. Casciaro, E. Spaziani, A. Costantino, F. Ceci, C. Di Grazia, A. Martellucci, M. Pecchia, B. Cipriani, F. De Angelis, S. Corelli, A. Napoleoni, F. Stefanelli, C. Salvadori, M. Parisella, S. Nicodemi, F. Stagnitti

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Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an increasingly common form of cancer. Although its spontaneous rupture is rare in Western countries, it constitutes a surgical emergency and is associated with high mortality. There is a lack of consensus as to the best approach and what parameters to use in choosing it. The three main approaches are conservative, endovascular and resection - the treatment of choice for acute abdominal bleeding. We report a case of hemoperitoneum following the spontaneous rupture of an unrecognized HCV-related HCC in a patient with no history of liver disease. The patient was successfully treated by emergency surgery, with resection of two segments of the left liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Volume33
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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