Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma at the porta-hepatis following liver transplantation diagnosed on EUS-FNA

Ronald Samuel, Mohammad Bilal, Ranjana Nawgiri, Shehzad Nawaz Merwat, Sreeram Parupudi, Praveen Guturu

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potentially fatal complication of chronic liver disease. Liver transplantation is now the preferred treatment due to good outcomes. We present a unique case of recurrence of HCC at the porta hepatis four years after orthotopic liver transplantation diagnosed via endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). Our report also highlights that intrahepatic recurrence of HCC can be surgically treated. However, further studies are needed to develop treatment algorithms for intra-hepatic recurrence of HCC post liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • HCC (hepatic cellular carcinoma)
  • Liver transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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