Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Successful Resection in a Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Masquerading as Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: A Case Report

CASE REPORT

Successful Resection in a Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Masquerading as Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: A Case Report

Prakriti Gupta1, Shashi Dhawan1, Vivek Mangla*,2, Siddharth Mehrotra2, Shailendra Lalwani2, Naimish N Mehta2 and Samiran Nundy2

1Department of Pathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

*Correspondence to: Vivek Mangla, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Room No. 2222, 2nd Floor, SSRB, Old Rajender Nagar, New Delhi 110060, India. Tel: +91-9868352888, Fax: +91-11-25861002, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2018;6(4):442-446 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2018.00038
Received: June 12, 2018 Accepted: August 13, 2018 Published online: October 7, 2018

Abstract

Obstructive jaundice in the setting of a hilar mass raises strong suspicion of a cholangiocarcinoma, with diagnosis usually made on imaging. Jaundice, when present in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, is mostly related to underlying liver disease (i.e. cirrhosis) and only rarely to diffuse tumor infiltration of liver parenchyma or hilar invasion. We report here the good outcome of a 67 year-old patient who presented with obstructive jaundice, underwent surgery and was given a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, which was made only at histopathological examination of resected specimen.

Keywords

Obstructive jaundice, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma

 

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