Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as spinal cord compression in Native Americans with controlled hepatitis C: two case reports

@article{Liaukovich2018HepatocellularCP,
  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as spinal cord compression in Native Americans with controlled hepatitis C: two case reports},
  author={Maksim Liaukovich and Susan Y. Wu and Sydney Yoon and Jeffrey A. Schaffer and Jen-Chin Wang},
  journal={Journal of Medical Case Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={12}
}
BackgroundHepatocellular carcinoma is a common malignancy in Asia. It is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection and alcoholic hepatitis. Commonly, the tumor metastasizes to the lungs, regional lymph nodes, and bone. Recently, the incidence of metastatic spinal cord compression caused by primary hepatocellular carcinoma has been reported more frequently due to improved diagnosis and therapeutic modalities. The presentation of primary hepatocellular carcinoma… Expand
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Spinal Cord Compression as Initial Presentation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Two cases of HCC where spinal cord compression was the initial presentation before the diagnosis of H CC are presented, and a young man who presented with cord compression symptoms, which included bilateral leg weakness and an inability to void is presented. Expand

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