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HPB Surgery
Volume 1 (1988), Issue 1, Pages 77-80
Case Report

Fibrolamellar Carcinoma of The Liver — A Case Report From Japan and a Review of The Literature

1Second Department of Surgery and Clinical Department of Pathology, Shimane Medical University, Izumo 693, Japan
2Second Department of Surgery, Shimane Medical University, Izumo 693, Japan

Accepted 20 April 1988

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The first Japanese case of fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) of the liver is described. The 17-year-old Japanese male affected died of the disease 25 months after palliative operation. The diagnosis of FLC had not been confirmed before autopsy. Pre-operative diagnosis of FLC is important to surgeons. Acccording to the literature, FLC is rare in Asia. The endemic discrepancy may suggest that the carcinogenic factors are different from those of general hepatocellular carcinoma.