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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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ARELLANO, Nelson; PAEZ, Larisa  and  ARELLANO, Carine. Hepatocelular carcinoma on non alcoholic fatty liver. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2018, vol.51, n.3, pp.93-98. ISSN 1816-8949.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignancy of the liver and is associated in most cases with prior liver cirrhosis or chronic liver disease. In Western countries, the growing epidemic of obesity is the source of an increase incidence of HCC, as a consequence of the onset of a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We present the case of a 46-year-old female patient with a diagnosis of a NAFLD with a Metabolic Syndrome (MS) complicated by HCC treated surgically. With rhis clinical case we seek to highlight a growing problematic, the increase in the prevalence of obesity and with it the disease of non-alcoholic fatty liver, making it one of the leading cause of this hepatocellular carcinoma and Liver Transplant for cirrhosis.

Keywords : Hepatocellularcarcinoma; Hepatectomy; Obesity; Steatosis.

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