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Keywords:

  • hepatoma;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • pedunculated hepatoma

Abstract

A case report and two additional cases of pedunculated, primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHCC) are added to those previously reviewed, and are compared with the more typical presentations of PHCC. Distinct differences include lesser associations with hepatitis B and alpha fetal protein among the pedunculated lesions. More importantly, this unique form of PHCC carries a much higher resectability rate that hopefully can be translated into longer survival in this subgroup.