Hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with sarcoidosis-associated chronic active hepatitis and the MZ alpha-1-antitrypsin phenotype.
IJ Kronborg, PS Bhathal, IR Mackay, E Storey, TM Long
Liver International | Published : 1983
A case of primary hepatocellular carcinoma is described in a patient with long-standing sarcoidosis of the liver associated with chronic active hepatitis, and the MZ alpha-1-antitrypsin phenotype. This association appears to be unique. The respective roles of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis and chronic active hepatitis in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in this case are uncertain.