A Typical Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chakravarty KD
Department of Gastroenterology
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, 82
Nallurahalli, Near BMTC 18th Depot, Whitefield
Bangalore-560 066, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 21, 2016; Accepted date: June 07, 2016; Published date: June 15, 2016
Citation: Chakravarty KD, Samantaray SP, Vishwanath RS, Shashikala V, Kumar ACP (2016) A Typical Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Liver 5:199. doi:10.4172/2167-0889.1000199
Copyright: © 2016 Chakravarty KD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma is commonly seen in chronic liver disease patients due to hepatitis B or C infection. Melena and haematemesis are the common gastrointestinal symptoms due to intraluminal haemorrhage. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice. Case presentation: We report a case of hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as gastric outlet obstruction in a 64 years male with chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatocellular carcinoma was detected during evaluation for gastric outlet obstruction. Intra-operatively there was no invasion to the duodenum; rather there was extrinsic compression and adhesions around the duodenum. Patient underwent successful right posterior sectionectomy. Conclusion: Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as gastric outlet obstruction is rare and curative surgery is possible in selected patients.