Spontaneous hemorrhage of a liver metastasis from squamous cell cervical carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature

Alfredo La La Fianza, Elisa Alberici, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Lorenzo Preda, Saverio Tateo, Rodolfo Campani

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Abstract

Liver metastases are an uncommon cause of spontaneous bleeding compared with primary benign/malignant liver lesions. Since metastatic lesions tend to maintain the vascular characteristics of the primary tumor, some metastases have a greater proclivity for hemorrhage into the host organ than others. We describe the clinical and computed tomography (CT) features of a patient previously treated for nonkeratinizing small cell squamous carcinoma of the cervix uteri. As the metastatic rupture was diagnosed while still intraparenchymal and subcapsular, with minimal peritoneal reaction, the patient's outcome was favorable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalTumori
Volume85
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Bleeding liver metastasis
  • Squamous cell cervical carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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