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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-42

Chest wall metastases from unknown primary hepatocellular carcinoma

1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Pathology, S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Parul J Shukla
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
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Metastases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to the bones are common but bone metastases of hepatocellular carcinoma in the presence of a normal liver are an uncommon entity. A 50-year-old male patient presented with a rapidly growing tumour on the sternum. Biopsy of the lesion showed metastatic sternal tumour from a primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Radiological evaluation however, failed to detect a primary lesion in the liver. Bone metastases of hepatocellular carcinoma localized to the chest wall in the presence of a normal liver are scarcely reported as anecdotal case reports in the literature.


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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Official Publication of the Staff Society of the Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
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