Evolution and management of a hepatocellular carcinoma during pregnancy
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 437–439, August 2006
How to Cite
Alvarez de la Rosa, M., Nicolás-Pérez, D., Muñiz-Montes, J. R. and Trujillo-Carrillo, J. L. (2006), Evolution and management of a hepatocellular carcinoma during pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 32: 437–439. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2006.00421.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Received: March 4 2006.Accepted: May 12 2006.
- hepatocellular carcinoma;
- liver disease;
- organ transplantation;
Coexistence of a hepatocellular carcinoma with pregnancy is extremely rare. The authors present the case of an African woman positive for hepatitis B surface antigen and referred to our hospital for suspected cervical incompetence in which a surgically unapproachable hepatocellular carcinoma was diagnosed. The patient refused termination of pregnancy or liver transplantation because of religious beliefs. In this case, the authors had the opportunity to follow the growth of the mass throughout the pregnancy and puerperium.