Two cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with erythrocytosis

Tomoyuki Abe, Ken Shirabe, Chikato Koga, Norifumi Harimoto, Eiji Tsujita, Tomonobu Gion, Kiyoshi Kajiyama, Kenta Motomura, Toshimasa Koyanagi, Shigeru Sakamoto, Takashi Nagaie

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Abstract

Two cases of HCC with erythrocytosis are presented. A 58-year-old male with a huge tumor in the right lobe of the liver, showed a high concentration of hemoglobin and Epo, AFP. Right lobectomy with a part of diaphgram resection was performed. Histological findings of the specimen showed a poorly differentiated HCC. Erythrocytosis disappeared and the serum levels of Epo and AFP returned to the normal range after operation. There is no recurrence for 2 years after the operation. A 58-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of a huge liver tumor at the right lobe. In laboratory findings, erythrocytosis and high level of AFP and Epo are detected. The extended right lobectomy of the liver was performed. Erythrocytosis disappeared and the serum levels of AFP returned to the normal range. 1 year and 1 month later, recurrent tumors appeared in the remnant liver and lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-546
Number of pages7
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2009

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  • Hepatology

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    Abe, T., Shirabe, K., Koga, C., Harimoto, N., Tsujita, E., Gion, T., Kajiyama, K., Motomura, K., Koyanagi, T., Sakamoto, S., & Nagaie, T. (2009). Two cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with erythrocytosis. Acta Hepatologica Japonica, 50(9), 540-546. https://doi.org/10.2957/kanzo.50.540