Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with vascular invasion and/or intrahepatic metastasis (IM) has a poor prognosis, so advanced HCC may be considered as a contraindication for hepatectomy. We experienced a case of HCC with hepatic venous and portal venous tumor thrombus and multiple IM who survived over 1 year after the operation with combined locoregional chemotherapy. (Case): A 67-year-old male patient was diagnosed with HCC with extracapsular invasion after transarterial embolization (TAE). CT scan revealed the HCC had a right portal venous tumor thrombus and multiple IM. Posterior lobectomy and thrombectomy of hepatic venous and portal venous tumor thrombus and placement of portal venous catheter ware performed. From the first day after operation the patient received continuous intravenous and intraportal 5-FU for 3 weeks. At the first month after operation, TAE and PEIT were given against residual IM. After discharge the patient received hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (MTX/CDDP/5-FU/Leucovorin). Fourteen months after operation, the patient is surviving in good physical condition.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research