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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 241708, 5 pages
Case Report

Synchronous Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Auricular Myxoma

1Laboratorio de Inmunología y Virología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Avenida Manuel L. Barragán S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, 66451 San Nicolás de los Garza, NL, Mexico
2Departamento de Neuropatología, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Manuel Velasco Suárez, Avenida Insurgentes Sur 3877, Colonia La Fama, 14269 Delegación Tlalpan, DF, Mexico
3Hospital General de Zona 17, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Fortunato Lozano y Roble Colonia Benito Juárez, 64420 Monterrey, NL, Mexico
4Unidad de Medicina Familiar No. 73, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Pablo de Mejía No. 526, Colonia Zona Centro, 25000 Saltillo, COAH, Mexico
5Hospital General Regional No. 1, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Bosques de los Olivos 101, 61301 Morelia, MICH, Mexico

Received 24 July 2015; Accepted 3 September 2015

Academic Editor: Tibor Tot

Copyright © 2015 Yessica M. González-Cantú 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.


Synchronic occurrence of benign and malignant tumors is extremely rare. Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma represents 1% to 2% of all hepatocarcinomas, while myxomas represent about half of all the cases of primary tumors of the heart. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman with a left atrial myxoma that was surgically removed. Several weeks later, the patient returned to the hospital with abdominal pain. CT scan showed a mass in the left lobe of the liver that was resected and diagnosed as fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. As of this writing, the patient is healthy.