Primary Malignant Lymphoma of the Liver Associated with Cirrhosis Induced by Hepatitis C Viral Infection

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We present a case of primary malignant lymphoma of the liver of B cell origin with cirrhosis induced by hepatitis C viral infection. A 75-year-old Japanese woman with chronic liver dysfunction was admitted for hepatic tumors. The tumors were hypoechoic on ultrasonography and hypodense on computed tomography. Antibody to hepatitis C virus was positive. Ultrasonically guided biopsy was performed, and we diagnosed hepatic lymphoma with cirrhosis induced by hepatitis C virus clinically and immunohistochemically. This case may be the first report of the association of these two diseases, and may provide additional evidence of a predisposition to malignancy in cirrhosis.<br>(Internal Medicine 34: 192-194, 1995)

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 34(3), 192-194, 1995-03-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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