Unusual metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to the esophagus.

  title={Unusual metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to the esophagus.},
  author={Eiji Tsubouchi and Shoji Hirasaki and Junro Kataoka and Satoshi Hidaka and Takeshi Kajiwara and Yuusuke Yamauchi and Toshikazu Masumoto and Ichinosuke Hyodo},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={44 5},
This report describes a case of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presenting as a polypoid mass in the lower esophagus. The patient was a 63-year-old man with HCC. An endoscopic examination revealed a pedunculated polypoid mass, about 3 cm in diameter, at the lower part of the esophagus. The biopsy specimen obtained from the tumor revealed that the mass consisted of a pseudoglandular arrangement of tumor cells, and the tumor was diagnosed as metastatic HCC. There were no symptoms due to… CONTINUE READING

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