Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versão impressa ISSN 1135-7606
SUBIRANA DOMENECH, M. et al. Hemoperitoenum due to hepatocellular carcinoma: Autopsy findings. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp.39-42. ISSN 1135-7606. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1135-76062012000100008.
Hemoperitoneum secondary to rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (CH) is a rare complication in our environment. His find, still more, is uncommon cause of death in individuals not diagnosed of CH. We report the case of a woman of 87 years-old with clinical history of chronic hepatitis C, hypertension, and abdominal trauma without evidence of prior, which debuted with a nonspecific malaise, nausea and vomiting several hours of evolution, why was prescribed and administered metoclopramide home. She died a few hours after care, which is why judicial autopsy was performed. The autopsy was shown a 3000 cc hemoperitoneum secondary to rupture intratumoral in a cirrhotic liver.
Palavras-chave : Hepatocellular carcinoma; Hemoperitoneum; Hepatitis C; Cirrhosis; Autopsy.