Spontaneous and traumatic rupture of hepatoma.

Hepatoma is a common cause of spontaneous rupture of the liver. During recent years, spontaneous rupture was found in 11 (7 per cent) of 157 patients with hepatoma. The rupture occurred spontaneously in 7 patients, traumatically in 1 while in 3 patients trivial trauma seemed to be the precipitating factor. A correct preoperative diagnosis was made in 7… CONTINUE READING