Journal of Cancer Biology and Clinical Oncology

Hepatoid Adenocarcinoma - A Case of a Rare Gastric Malignancy with Metastasis to the Liver

Author(s): Aalam Sohal *, Timothy Wang, Thimmaiah Theethira

Hepatoid adenocarcinoma is a rare type of extrahepatic malignancy. It histologically resembles hepatocytes and can also produce alpha fetoprotein, mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma. The key to diagnosis is specific immunohistochemical stains. Unfortunately, the overall prognosis is poor and there is no consensus on treatment in cases with metastasis. We present the case of a 67-year-old with chronic epigastric abdominal pain that was found to have hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach with metastasis to the liver.

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