1 Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
2 The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in pregnancy is rare, and we present the first reported case of a pregnancy complicated by pre-existing advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. We describe the case of a 39-year-old woman in her second pregnancy, with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. This was discovered in 2013 incidentally following hepato-splenectomy and pancreatectomy for a presumed hepatic adenoma in the context of multiple arterio-venous malformations. Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma, in conjunction with co-existing pulmonary hypertension was successfully managed in a multi-disciplinary setting, resulting in a spontaneous vaginal delivery of a live female infant with maternal and neonatal survival six months following delivery.