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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 181242, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/181242
Case Report

Oral Cavity Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma following Liver Transplantation

1Liver Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Avenne Pueyrredón 1640, Buenos Aires 1118AAT, Argentina
2Pathology Service, Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Avenne Pueyrredón 1640, Buenos Aires 1118AAT, Argentina
3Hepatology Service and Liver Transplantation Unit, Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Avenne Pueyrredón 1640, Buenos Aires 1118AAT, Argentina

Received 29 August 2012; Accepted 11 September 2012

Academic Editors: D. Capone, G. Forrest, M. R. Moosa, and M. Sadeghi

Copyright © 2012 Nicolás Goldaracena et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) remains the only cure for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in many cases. Over many years, most centers have applied the Milan criteria for selecting cirrhotic patients with HCC for LT. In a new era where several transplant groups are pushing the limits of transplanting HCC outside Milan criteria as an aggressive approach with promising results, we present interesting images of a patient that presented a unique and rare site of HCC metastasis after 36 months of liver transplantation.