J Liver Cancer Search


Journal of the Korean Liver Cancer Study Group 2009;9(1):67-70.
Published online June 30, 2009.
A Case of Curative Resection of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Localized Concurrent Chemo-Radiation Therapy
Jee Suk Kwon, Jeong Eun Lee, Woo Young Park, Kyung In Lee, Eun Soo Kim, Byoung Kuk Jang, Woo Jin Chung, Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Jaeseok Hwang
Department of Internal Medicine Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence:  Jaeseok Hwang,
Email: gastro@dsmc.or.kr
Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis is not suitable candidates for surgical treatment at the most of diagnosis because of poor liver function, extensive tumor involvement of the liver, vascular involvement, and/or intra/extrahepatic metastasis. We attempted localized concurrent chemo-radiation therapy (CCRT) in patients having locally advanced HCC with left and main portal vein thrombosis. We report a case of locally advanced HCC patient who became surgically resectable by downstaging after localized CCRT. Localized CCRT was performed with a total radiation dose of 5,040 cGy (180 cGy×28 times) and hepatic arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU, 250 mg/day) and cisplatin (10 mg/day) for 5 days via implantable port system during the second and the fifth weeks of the radiotherapy. Marked contraction of HCC was noted on follow up computerized tomography (CT) after localized CCRT, and subsequently surgical resection with curative aim was performed. He was gave a additional transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) because follow up CT revealed intrahepatic metastasis at subcapsular portion of right hepatic lobe after 3 months of operation. The patient is in complete remission status without recurrence to date.
Key Words: Hepatocellular carcinoma; Localized concurrent chemo-radiation therapy; Hepatic lobectomy

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