Hemoperitoneum as the form of presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma. The contribution of computed tomography to the diagnosis.

C R da Fonseca, F P Duarte


Haemoperitoneum following rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unusual. Two patients with secondary massive intraperitoneal haemorrhage due to spontaneous rupture of HCC diagnosed by Computed Tomography (TC) are discussed. The most important clinical and imagiological features of this pathology are presented.

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