Libyan Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135--137

Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma at first presentation


Ebrahim Ebrahim1, Munir Abu Ageila1, Mohammed Abdurabu1, Akram Twair2, Rubab Ali1, Nedia Neffati3 
1 Department of Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Clinical Imaging, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nedia Neffati
Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
Qatar

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading primary malignancy of the liver and typically develops in the background of chronic liver disease, particularly those with cirrhosis due to viral hepatitis B and C. Ruptured tumor is the most serious complication of HCC primarily occurring in older patients with significant mortality rate. In this report, we present a case of acute abdomen with the features of impending shock as the first presentation of a spontaneously ruptured HCC in a previously healthy young man.


How to cite this article:
Ebrahim E, Ageila MA, Abdurabu M, Twair A, Ali R, Neffati N. Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma at first presentation.Libyan J Med Sci 2021;5:135-137


How to cite this URL:
Ebrahim E, Ageila MA, Abdurabu M, Twair A, Ali R, Neffati N. Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma at first presentation. Libyan J Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];5:135-137
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