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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 679565, 3 pages
Case Report

Surgical Resection of Ruptured Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma

1Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 84, 95123 Catania , Italy
2Department of Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, 687 Pine Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3A1A1, Canada

Received 27 April 2013; Accepted 17 June 2013

Academic Editors: J. M. Bernal, F. Marchal, M. Rangarajan, and Y.-B. Tang

Copyright © 2013 Vincenzo Minutolo 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.


Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FLH) is a rare primary tumor of the liver, which typically arises from noncirrhotic livers and affects patients below the age of 35. We report on a 29-year-old male patient who presented with a ruptured FLH and was treated with surgical resection. Options for treatment and review of the management are described.