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  • ISSN: 2474-1647
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2019;4(1):2413.Case Report | Open Access

Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Masquerading asSoft Tissue Sarcoma

Amudha Kumar, Gautham Surya Tej Kola, Elamurugan TP, Harish Kumar and Venkatesh Dhanasekaran

Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India

*Correspondance to: Elamurugan TP 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2413


Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 5th most common cancer in men and the second most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. Most cases present with right upper abdominal pain and a palpable mass. Extrahepatic metastasis is usually to the lungs (49%), followed by other intraabdominal organs (24%) and bones. We present a 60-year-old gentleman with chief complaints of rapidly progressing soft tissue swelling over the left scapular region. CECT scan revealed a swelling of 7 cm × 9 cm × 6 cm over the left scapular region and a well-defined lesion of size 2.5 cm × 3 cm × 4 cm in segment 8 of the liver (enhancing in the arterial phase with washout of the contrast in the delayed phase, suggestive of Hepatocellular carcinoma). Metastatic lesions were also found in bilateral lungs, T11 vertebral body, and left inferior pubic ramus. A core needle biopsy of the swelling confirmed the diagnosis of HCC. To the best of our knowledge soft tissue metastases is extremely rare and very cases are described in literature.


Hepatocellular carcinoma; Metastases; Soft tissue swelling; Cancer

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Kumar A, Kola GST, Elamurugan TP, Kumar H, Dhanasekaran V. Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Masquerading as Soft Tissue Sarcoma.Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2413.

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