Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Pleomorphic (giant cell) variant of hepatocellular carcinoma
Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
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● < 1% of all hepatocellular carcinomas, although 15% have some tumor giant cells
● Multinucleated tumor giant cells predominate, marked loss of cell cohesion (Am J Clin Pathol 1990;93:111)
● Infant with syncytial giant cell variant (Ann Diagn Pathol 2007;11:61)
● 50 year old man presenting with atrial metastasis (Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2011;54:632)
Multifocal gray tumor nodules in cirrhotic liver
Pleomorphic tumor giant cells in background of cirrhosis
Pleomorphic tumor giant cells
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