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Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(1):112-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.10.014. Epub 2012 Oct 30.

Synchronous right hepatectomy and cesarean section in a pregnant lady with hepatocellular carcinoma.

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  • 1Department of Liver Surgery, The First People's Hospital of Foshan, Foshan 528000, Guang Dong, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: chwei@fsyyy.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cancer in pregnancy is rare and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during pregnancy is even rarer. Due to limited experience, management of these patients remains challenging.

PRESENTATION OF CASE:

A 33-year old pregnant lady presented with HCC at 28 weeks of gestation. She underwent synchronous cesarean section and right hepatectomy at 32 weeks of gestation. The post-operative course was uneventful. She was discharged home on day 10 after surgery. Histolopathology confirmed HCC. The surgical resection margins were clear. At a follow-up of 3 months after surgery, the mother was disease free and the infant was well.

DISCUSSION:

HCC during pregnancy is extremely rare. The experience in its management and outcomes are lacking. In managing any patient diagnosed with a malignant neoplasm in pregnancy, both the mother and the fetus have to be considered.

CONCLUSION:

With adequate preoperative assessment and a good management strategy, good results can be obtained for both the mother and the baby for a pregnant patient with HCC.

Copyright © 2012 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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