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Hepatocellilar CA in Relation to Croh's D.

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Youssef Botros, Mary Mathews, Hiren Patel, Nihar Shah, Walid Baddoura, Andrew de la Torre
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually occurs in patients with underlying risk factors such as liver cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis B. Although patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are at an increased risk to develop malignancies such as colon cancer, the incidence of HCC in this population is extremely rare. We report a case of 62-year-old male with long history of CD treated with azathioprine (AZA) and aminosalicylic acid (ASA) who was incidentally diagnosed with HCC, for which left hepatectomy was done. Four years later during routine follow-up, patient had another hepatic lesion and underwent resection of the mass...
2015: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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