Journal article

Endobronchial metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report.

Francis Park-Yun Cheung, Prudence Anne Russell, Naveed Zeb Alam, Gavin Michael Wright

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann | Published : 2019

Abstract

Advanced-stage hepatocellular carcinoma presenting with endobronchial metastases is an extremely rare phenomenon, with only a few cases reported to date. Despite endobronchial metastases being a rare occurrence, the clinically significant sequelae require prompt diagnosis and management. Therapeutic bronchoscopy represents an effective palliative treatment for malignant airway obstruction. This case report describes a 62-year-old man who presented with bilateral endobronchial metastases from advanced-stage hepatocellular carcinoma, requiring symptom palliation with laser bronchoscopy.