Multilocular cystic hepatocellular carcinoma (CHCC) mimicking mucinous cystadenocarcinoma

Glenroy Heywood, Stephen F. Van Buren, Thomas Smyrk, David M. Nagorney

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Hepatocellular carcinoma with cystic formation is very rare. Only 5 cases have been reported previously in the literature. We present a 55-year-old man with a symptomatic large cystic hepatic mass. Both abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography revealed a multilocular cystic mass with solid component, occupying most of the left lobe of the liver. An extended left hepatectomy was performed on the basis of a presumptive diagnosis of a cystadenocarcinoma. Pathologic and immunohistochemical evaluation however confirmed a cystic hepatocellular carcinoma without cirrhosis. The incidence and prognosis of this rare entity is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
Issue number50
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Cystadenocarcinoma
  • Cystic
  • Cystic hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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