Metastatic carcinoma presenting as fulminant hepatic failure.

Abstract

An unusual cause of fulminant hepatic failure is described. The patient, who presented with symptoms of liver disease, proved to have a small primary oat cell carcinoma of the lung with massive hepatic metastases. The clinical evolution was rapid, with marked elevations of SGOT (this without a prior hypotensive episode) and hepatic coma. Examination of the… (More)

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