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Revista médica de Chile

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BUTTE, Jean M et al. Fibrolamellar liver carcinoma: Report of two cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.3, pp. 394-400. ISSN 0034-9887.

Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FLC) is a rare histologic variant of hepatocellular carcinoma that appears most commonly in teenagers andyoung adults. The diagnosis is often made incidentally and surgical resection is the only curative treatment. Here we report two cases of incidental FLC involving a 19 year-old male, initially diagnosed with screening abdominal ultrasound, and a 14 year-old female that presented with abdominalpain. Diagnostic workup consisted of abdominal PET/CT and MR1Imaging studies and tissue diagnosis was confirmed with percutaneous liver biopsy. Both patients were treated with radical liver resection/tumor excision. However, tumor recurrence was observed in both during short-term follow-up. The male patient was treated successfully with surgical treatment however the female patient succumbed top regression of disease.

Palabras clave : Carcinoma, hepatocellular; Hepatectomy; Liver neoplasms.

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