The prognosis for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with right atrium tumor thrombus (RATT) is dismal and necessary to be treated on as oncologic emergency. We report a case of HCC with RATT which was treated with multidisciplinary therapy including surgery. After repeated transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA),a 71-year-old man consulted to our hospital with multiple HCC, lung metastasis, and RATT. Left hemihepatectomy, thrombectomy of RATT, and 3 months of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) was performed, and intrahepatic HCCs were controlled. However, during treatment of lung metastasis by sorafenib, the patient died of brain metastasis, 3 years after the first treatment. Although surgery and HAIC may give a chance of further treatment by control of intrahepatic HCCs, stronger regimen for systemic HCC would be necessary.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research