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Flashcards in Liver Tumors Quiz 5 Deck (14):
1

What is the most common benign liver tumor?

hepatic hemangioma

2

What is the #1 primary cancer of the liver?

hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

3

What causes hepatocellular carcinoma?

cirrhosis (US)
hep B (world)

4

What labs would indicate hepatocellular carcinoma?

increased serum alphafetoprotein

5

what is cancer of the bile duct and is it common?

cholangiocarcinoma
rare

6

What are the cancer markers for cholangiocarcinoma?

CA-19-9 and CA-50

7

Where does the majority of cancer found in the liver come from?

a consequence of metastasis form another tissue (GI colon most common)

8

Exposure to what can lead to hepatic angiosarcoma?

arsenic and PVC
people who work in plastics industry

9

hepatic adenoma

benign glandular tumor of the liver

10

who is most likely to get hepatic adenoma?

young women on oral contraceptives
- resolve on discontinuation of pill

11

Hist of hepatic adenoma

cords of cells smaller than normal liver cells and less abundant cytoplasm, less eosinophilic

12

What are the two types of liver carcinoma?

hepatocellular carcinoma
cholangiocarcinoma

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Hist of hepatocellular carcinoma

- fibrosis of collagen deposition
- loss of normal liver architecture
- nuclear atypia
- cells get larger as tumor becomes higher grade

14

where do you see non hepatic angiosarcoma?

skin and soft tissue
organs such as breast and heart