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Recurrent obstructive jaundice caused by fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma


A 24-year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma presented with recurrent obstructive jaundice caused by bile duct invasion and distal migration of necrotic tumor fragments. After resection of an isolated left lobe tumor, he was well for 2 years until he again presented with obstructive jaundice caused by necrotic tumor and clot in the common bile duct. Analysis of his tumor revealed the fibrolamellar histologic variant of hepatocellular carcinoma. This case is unique in that the hepatocellular carcinoma was of the fibrolamellar variant and presented both intially and when recurrent 2 years later with obstructive jaundice caused by invasion of the common bile duct.

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Albaugh, J.S., Keeffe, E.B. & Krippaehne, W.W. Recurrent obstructive jaundice caused by fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Digest Dis Sci 29, 762–767 (1984).

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