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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research