Flashcards in Liver Tumors Quiz 5 Deck (14):
What is the most common benign liver tumor?
What is the #1 primary cancer of the liver?
hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
What causes hepatocellular carcinoma?
hep B (world)
What labs would indicate hepatocellular carcinoma?
increased serum alphafetoprotein
what is cancer of the bile duct and is it common?
What are the cancer markers for cholangiocarcinoma?
CA-19-9 and CA-50
Where does the majority of cancer found in the liver come from?
a consequence of metastasis form another tissue (GI colon most common)
Exposure to what can lead to hepatic angiosarcoma?
arsenic and PVC
people who work in plastics industry
benign glandular tumor of the liver
who is most likely to get hepatic adenoma?
young women on oral contraceptives
- resolve on discontinuation of pill
Hist of hepatic adenoma
cords of cells smaller than normal liver cells and less abundant cytoplasm, less eosinophilic
What are the two types of liver carcinoma?
Hist of hepatocellular carcinoma
- fibrosis of collagen deposition
- loss of normal liver architecture
- nuclear atypia
- cells get larger as tumor becomes higher grade