• Vol. 45 No. 3
  • 15 March 2016

Icteric Intraductal Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Bile Duct Thrombus Masquerading as Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma


Obstructive jaundice is a rare presenting clinical feature in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Icteric HCC is otherwise known as icteric-type hepatoma. It is
known that intraluminal biliary obstruction may occur by one of 3 mechanisms: haemobilia caused by bleeding from the tumour, migration of tumour debris that has separated from the primary growth, or continuous retrograde tumour growth along the biliary tree.

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