Revista chilena de cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 0718-4026
HEPP K, JUAN et al. Obstructive jaundice secondary to hepatocellular carcinoma fragments migrated to common bile duct. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2010, vol.62, n.4, pp. 399-403. ISSN 0718-4026. doi: 10.4067/S0718-40262010000400014.
Obstructive j aundice is a rare presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HC), and when it occurs, usually is due to progressive damage from cirrhosis, or extensive tumor infiltration. Tumor growth through the bile duct is being described with increasing frequency as a cause of obstructive j aundice. Rarely, it may be hepatocarcinoma fragments that migrate to the bile duct, obstructing it. We present a case of obstructive jaundice due to migration of fragments of hepatocellular carcinoma to the bile duct in a patient treated 7 years before, for an HC with a curative resection.
Palavras-chave : Hepatocellular carcinoma; obstructive jaundice; bile ducts.