A successful case of more than 5 years of disease free survival in hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombus to the right main branch of portal vein after repeated hepatic resection following transhepatic arterial embolization (TAE)

Miho Okano, Terumasa Yamada, Y. Sasaki, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Hiroaki Ohigashi, Osamu Ishikawa, Shingi Imaoka

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Abstract

A case is a male in his 50's. He received hepatic resections twice for hepatocellular carcinoma. Recurrence was pointed out in the residual liver with tumor thrombus to the right branch of the portal vein. The serum level of AFP was 648 ng/ml. We performed transhepatic arterial embolization (TAE) with Epi-ADM, CDDP, Lipiodol and spongel through the right hepatic artery before re-hepatectomy. Posterior segmentectomy with an extraction of portal vein thrombus was performed. Pathological findings showed complete necrosis not only in the main tumor but in the portal vein thrombus also. He is alive for more than 5 years without recurrence after surgeries following pre-operative TAE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1821-1823
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume32
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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