Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma mimicking a retroperitoneal tumor: A case report
Yuki Adachi, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Toshihiko Yusa, Toru Takematsu, Kazuki Matsumura, Takaaki Higashi, Kensuke Yamamura, Takanobu Yamao, Katsunori Imai, Yo−ichi Yamashita, Hideo Baba, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 8608556, Japan
Author contributions: Adachi Y and Hayashi H made substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; Yusa T, Yamao T, Higashi T, Matsumura K, Yamamura K, and Imai K drafted the article and/or made critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the manuscript for submission.
Informed consent statement: The patient described in this case report provided informed consent for inclusion of her medical history and course to be published.
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Corresponding author: Hiromitsu Hayashi, FACS, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 8608556, Japan. email@example.com
Received: February 18, 2020
Peer-review started: February 18, 2020
First decision: April 8, 2020
Revised: April 22, 2020
Accepted: May 1, 2020
Article in press: May 1, 2020
Published online: May 14, 2020