ERNEST J. BENNER, M.D.; DANIEL H. LABBY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Classic descriptions of primary liver cancer suggest that it presents most often with symptoms such as progressive emaciation, physical deterioration, pain in the right upper quadrant, an enlarging nodular liver, jaundice, and ascites in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis. There is infrequent emphasis in the literature on the protean and polymorphic nature of this tumor which, because of the anatomic opportunity offered by the liver, may present in a number of bizarre clinical forms. Such case material is frequently chosen for clinical pathologic exercises because hepatoma is often a surprising finding in the undiagnosed fatal case. We have been impressed
BENNER EJ, LABBY DH. HEPATOMA: CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH A FREQUENTLY BIZARRE TUMOR(HEPATOMA: CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH A FREQUENTLY BIZARRE TUMOR*). Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:620–635. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-620
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):620-635.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease.
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