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Metástasis hepática - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Metástasis al hígado; Cáncer metastásico al hígado; Cáncer que hace metástasis al hígado

Definición:

Son tumores cancerosos que se han diseminado al hígado desde algún otro lugar del cuerpo.

Ver también: carcinoma hepatocelular

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

Los cánceres que se pueden diseminar al hígado abarcan:

El riesgo de que un cáncer se disemine al hígado depende del sitio donde esté ubicado el cáncer original. Una metástasis al hígado se puede presentar cuando se diagnostica el cáncer original (primario) o puede ocurrir meses o años después de que se extirpa el tumor primario.

  • Reviewed last on: 12/10/2010
  • A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (6/22/2010).

Referencias

Lewis RL. Liver and biliary tract tumors. In Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 206.

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