Table of Contents
HPB Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 203-208
Case Report

A Case of Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Liver Arising in a Solitary Cyst

1Department of Surgery and Department of Pathology, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
2University Hospital Groningen, Department of Surgical Oncology, Oostersingel 59 , Groningen 9734 EZ, The Netherlands

Received 13 August 1991; Accepted 25 September 1991

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A case of primary squamous cell carcinoma in a pre-existing hepatic cyst is presented. A review of the literature suggests that this rare type of liver tumor tends to arise from solitary, nonparasitic cysts, lined with squamous epithelium. Effective therapy is not available, the prognosis is grave.