Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

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Giant Solitary Hepatocellular Carcinoma. A Case Report.

M Asuquo, G Ugare, J Omotoso


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignancy of the liver, among indigenous inhabitants of Africa and it may present as solitary or multiple lesions often running a rapidly fatal course. Presented is a case of a 25 year female in apparent general good health with a giant solitary hepatocellular carcinoma.
HCC should be considered in the diagnosis of a right upper quadrant/epigastric mass even when it assumes a gigantic proportion in an apparently healthy patient.

Keywords: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Giant, Solitary Tumour.

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences Vol. 17 (2) 2007: pp. 125-128
AJOL African Journals Online