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Embolization of Cyanoacrylate glue in systemic circulation in a case of hepatocellular carcinoma: an autopsy report

Kirti Gupta1*, Rakesh K Vasishta1, Usha Dutta2, Rakesh K Kochhar2 and Kartar Singh2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

2 Department of Gasteroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

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Diagnostic Pathology 2009, 4:45  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-4-45

Published: 9 December 2009

Abstract

We report a case of embolism of the sclerosant dye with subsequent formation of foreign-body giant cell reaction within the veins of pulmonary and portal circulation in an autopsy case of hepatocellular carcinoma developing over an underlying primary biliary cirrhosis.