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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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WIEDERKEHR, Julio Cesar; EKERMANN, Marcelo  and  KONDO, William. Liver autotransplantation for hepatocarcinoma on a Jehovah's Witness patient. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2006, vol.33, n.2, pp.128-130. ISSN 0100-6991.

Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most frequent entities worldwide and partial hepatectomy has been the preferred option for treatment. We report the case of a 28-year-old Jehovah's Witness who came to us complaining about an abdominal mass. Angio-MRI showed a large heterogeneous mass in the left hepatic lobe. Ex situ liver resection followed by right hepatic lobe autotransplantation was performed, using extra-corporeal venous-venous bypass. He had an uneventful postoperative outcome and was discharged on the 10th postoperative day. The histology revealed hepatocellular carcinoma.

Keywords : Carcinoma; hepatocellular; Liver; Hepatectomy.

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