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Respir Investig. 2013 Jun;51(2):98-102. doi: 10.1016/j.resinv.2012.12.004. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Fulminant hepatic failure and hepatomegaly caused by diffuse liver metastases from small cell lung carcinoma: 2 autopsy cases.

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The Department of Respiratory Medicine, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Japan. kazuhydesato@yahoo.co.jp

Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is defined as a liver disease that causes encephalopathy within 8 weeks of onset in the absence of pre-existing liver disease. Although liver metastases are commonly found in cancer patients, FHF secondary to diffuse liver infiltration is rare. Here, we report the rare autopsy cases of patients with small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and secondary FHF. These patients presented with remarkable hepatomegaly and a near complete replacement of the liver parenchyma with metastatic tumor. Neoplastic involvement of the liver should be considered in the differential diagnosis of FHF.

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23790738
DOI:
10.1016/j.resinv.2012.12.004
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