An autopsied case of esophageal cancer metastasizing to primary hepatocellular carcinoma

H. Doihara, W. Takiyama, S. Moriwaki, K. Mandai, Y. Nakanishi, S. Takashima

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Abstract

An autopsied case of an esophageal cancer metastasizing to a primary hepatocellular carcinoma is reported. Histologically, the esophageal cancer revealed a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma was determined as being an Edmondson Type I, arranged predominantly in a trabecular pattern, and was not concomitant with liver cirrhosis. Metastasis of one malignant tumor to another in the same individual is extremely rare. In most cases, such tumors metastasize to a renal cancer, because the kidney has a rich vascularity with an abundant blood supply. Thus we presumed that the esophageal cancer had metastasized to a hepatocellular carcinoma, due to this rich vascularity, though no liver cirrhosis was found in the recipient host tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-522
Number of pages7
JournalGan no rinsho. Japan journal of cancer clinics
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

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    Doihara, H., Takiyama, W., Moriwaki, S., Mandai, K., Nakanishi, Y., & Takashima, S. (1989). An autopsied case of esophageal cancer metastasizing to primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Gan no rinsho. Japan journal of cancer clinics, 35(4), 516-522.