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Hepatocellular Carcinoma presenting as a abdominal pain -A Case Report

Hepatocellular Carcinoma presenting as a abdominal pain -A Case Report

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the
second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is observed that 70% of
cancer deaths occur in low- and middle income countries. Of these cancers, 30%
of can be prevented.
The etiological factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma vary from country
to country. It most commonly affects adults, children who are affected with biliary
atresia, infantile cholestasis, glycogen-storage diseases and other cirrhotic diseases
of the liver are predisposed to developing hepatocellular carcinoma.
The current case report discusses about the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
through elevated levels of alpha-feto protein (AFP) though presented with abdominal
pain and was confirmed with supportive findings of CT scan and ultrasound.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the
second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is observed that 70% of
cancer deaths occur in low- and middle income countries. Of these cancers, 30%
of can be prevented.
The etiological factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma vary from country
to country. It most commonly affects adults, children who are affected with biliary
atresia, infantile cholestasis, glycogen-storage diseases and other cirrhotic diseases
of the liver are predisposed to developing hepatocellular carcinoma.
The current case report discusses about the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
through elevated levels of alpha-feto protein (AFP) though presented with abdominal
pain and was confirmed with supportive findings of CT scan and ultrasound.

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