Liver cancer

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Classification according to ICD-10
C22 Malignant neoplasm of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
C23 Malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder
C24 Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of the biliary tract
C78.7 Secondary malignant neoplasm of the liver
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)
Large liver tumor removed during surgery

The term liver cancer covers the malignant ( malignant ) tumors of the liver . The now uncommon term hepatoma summarizes the primary neoplasms of the liver, which includes not only malignant but also benign ( benign ) adenomas of the liver. In malignant tumors, a distinction is made between primary and secondary liver tumors .

Primary liver tumors

Primary liver tumors start from the tissue of the liver. The two main types are:

Secondary liver tumors

Secondary tumors of the liver are metastases from cancerous tumors of other organs.