Multiple ectopic hepatocellular carcinomas in the pancreas: A case report

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Abstract

RATIONALE:

Ectopic liver tissue can develop at various sites near the liver. Ectopic hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) arising from ectopic liver tissue have a rare clinical incidence. A very rare case has been observed to have metastasis after operation.

PATIENT CONCERNS:

We report an extremely rare case with multiple masses which were identified in the head and body of the pancreas.

DIAGNOSES:

Ectopic hepatocellular carcinomas.

INTERVENTIONS:

The masses were removed by surgical resection. Histopathological analysis showed that both masses were ectopic HCC.

OUTCOMES:

The patient was still alive and did not have metastasis and relapse.

LESSONS:

The literature review for this rare case is also presented to highlight the risk of ectopic HCC and good prognosis of operation for ectopic HCC.

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