An Atypical Initial Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma as Spinal Cord Compression
- Corresponding Author:
- Pavan Kumar Mankal
MD, MA, Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt
Hospitals Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1000 10th Ave.
New York, NY, 10019, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 04, 2016; Accepted Date: April 18, 2016; Published Date: April 25, 2016
Citation: Sangli S, Mankal PK, Fowle E, Abed J, O’Reilly E, et al. (2016) An Atypical Initial Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma as Spinal Cord Compression. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:416. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000416
Copyright: © 2016 Singli S, 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.
A young male with quiescent hepatitis B presented with sub-acute onset of lower limb weakness found to have an incidental hepatoma that had metastasized to the vertebrae causing an oncologic emergency in the form of spinal cord compression, a rare initial presentation in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).