Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Upper abdominal discomfort, sent for cross sectional imaging following an abnormal ultrasound performed elsewhere.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Large heterogenous mass in the left lobe of liver, with central necrosis.

No synchronous lesion or regional lymphadenopathy.

Large well defined heterogenous mass in the left lobe of liver, with internal appearance like 'striations.  No diffusion restriction and variably, largely only rim enhancement with washout and persistent delayed enhancement of the capsule with large non enhancing central necrosis.

No synchronous lesion.

No background hepatic cirrhosis.

Case Discussion

Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma is a histological subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma, which has a number of key differences in terms of epidemiology, appearances and survival outcomes.

This case was histological proven following an ultrasound guided biopsy.

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Case information

rID: 26227
Case created: 8th Dec 2013
Last edited: 6th Mar 2016
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