Which malignancies can cause acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Malignancies that can cause hepatic failure include the following:

  • Primary liver tumor (usually hepatocellular carcinoma, rarely cholangiocarcinoma)

  • Secondary tumor (extensive hepatic metastases or infiltration from adenocarcinoma, such as breast and lung, and melanoma primaries [common]; lymphoma; leukemia)


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