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Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Inferior vena cava invasion

HCC is a malignant tumor of hepatocellular origin that develops in patients with risk factors such as alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis, and metabolic liver disease. It can also occur, rarely, in patients with normal liver parenchyma. Grossly, HCC can undergo hemorrhage and necrosis because of a lack of fibrous stroma. Vascular invasion, particularly of the portal system, is common. This is a known case of HCC with raised alphfetoprotein with MRI showing inferior vena cava and right atrial thrombus.

Dr.Sumer K Sethi, MD
Consultant Radiologist ,VIMHANS and CEO-Teleradiology Providers
Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Inferior vena cava invasion Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Rating: 5

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