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Rev Med Chil. 2010 May;138(5):581-5. doi: /S0034-98872010000500008. Epub 2010 Jul 12.

[Porphyria cutanea tarda, hemosiderosis and hepatocellular carcinoma: report of one case].

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  • 1Servicio de Ecotomografía, Departamento de Imágenes, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile.


Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is a hereditary or acquired disease. It can be unleashed by iron overload, alcohol, estrogens and other conditions. In these patients, hepatic involvement can be associated to cirrhosis, iron overload or C and B viral infections, that are predisposing factors for hepatocellular carcinoma. We report a 69-year-old man with PTC, hemosiderosis and hepatocarcinoma. The tumor was diagnosed during a routine ultrasound examination for early detection of malignant lesions. The patient was subjected to a right hepatic excision. The pathological examination of the surgical piece confirmed the diagnosis and disclosed free surgical margins. After 18 months of follow up, the patient had a relapse and a liver transplantation was performed.

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