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Spontaneous rupture of multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma: case report

Authors Özen, Tosun A, Akgül

Received 1 May 2015

Accepted for publication 12 June 2015

Published 17 August 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 165—167


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Özkan Özen, Alptekin Tosun, Çiğdem Akgül

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey

Abstract: Hemoperitoneum due to nontraumatic liver rupture is rare. The most common cause of nontraumatic rupture of the liver is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The other causes of nontraumatic liver ruptures are peliosis hepatis, polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus, preeclampsia, metastatic carcinoma, and other primary liver tumors. In this report, we present the computed tomography findings of spontaneous liver rupture in a 52-year-old male patient due to multifocal HCC, with the diagnosis proven by surgical specimen.

Keywords: computed tomography, hemoperitoneum, liver, nontraumatic liver rupture

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