Emergency laparoscopic resection of spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report

Allim Khairuddin and Guang, Hong Ong and Jun, Sam Tan and Syamim Johan and Vee, Chuan Hoe and Mohd Sharifudin Sharif and Firdaus Hayati (2019) Emergency laparoscopic resection of spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 66. pp. 104-106.

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Introduction Laparoscopic liver resection is currently performed as a therapeutic modality in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In an emergency setting such as bleeding or rupture, however it has not been well documented. Presentation of case We describe a 55-year-old lady who presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain and symptoms of anaemia for one day duration. She was normotensive but tachycardic. Blood investigations revealed haemoglobin level of 6.5 g/dL and serum alpha-fetoprotein of 3136 g/dL. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan revealed ruptured HCC of segment 2 and 3. She underwent emergency laparoscopic resection of the ruptured HCC. The postoperative recovery was uneventful and she was discharged well on postoperative day 7. Histology confirmed a 10 cm ruptured HCC with 3 mm tumour-free resection margin. Discussion Ruptured HCC is associated with a high mortality rate of 25–75 %. Traditional treatment involves initial stabilization and hemostasis through transarterial embolization followed by staged hepatic resection. However, laparoscopic liver resection has been shown to be superior than open surgery in terms of postoperative outcomes. Conclusion Laparoscopic resection of bleeding HCC is achievable and can be considered in the treatment algorithm of selected patients.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Laparoscopy , Hepatectomy , Hepatocellular carcinoma , Rupture Case report
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: NORAINI LABUK -
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 11:48
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 21:54
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25297

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