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Gac Med Mex. 1999 Jan-Feb;135(1):83-7.

[A fibrolamellar variety of hepatocarcinoma in a young woman 17 years old].

[Article in Spanish]

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Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, D.F.

Abstract

We report here the case of a 17-year-old female with typical fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, no hepatitis B or C viral infection and a normal, non-cirrhotic liver. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a solid tumor with a central fibrous scar. A fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy of unknown etiology, without cirrhosis, usually without an increase in tumor markers, and rarely associated with hepatitis B virus. It occurs mainly in young patients. This tumor presents a high resectability rate (48-100%), a good prognosis and a mean survival of 68 months. This tumor is an important differential diagnosis of space occupying lesions in younger adults.

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