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Journal of the Korean Liver Cancer Study 2009;9(1):94-97.
Published online June 30, 2009.
A Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Young Patient with Suspected Autoimmune Hepatitis
Yu Jin Kim1, Sang Hoon Park1, Kyung Rim Huh1, Kyung Hoon Lee1, Tae Ho Hahn1, Dong Joon Kim1, Myung Seok Lee1, Choong Kee Park1, Min Jeong Kim2, Soo Ki Min3
1Departments of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
2Departments of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
3Departments of Pathology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
Correspondence:  Sang Hoon Park,
Email: sanghoon@hallym.or.kr
Copyright ©2009 by The Korean Liver Cancer Association
Whether the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in young patients is different from elderly patients is still controversial. Previous reports revealed that most of the young hepatocellular carcinoma patients have hepatitis B viral infection, larger tumor and more advanced stage than elderly patients, and these features not just young age are related with poor survival. We experienced a case of stage IVA hepatocellular carcinoma suspected to be related with autoimmune hepatitis in a 28-year-old man. Even though 3 times of transarterial chemoembolization and best supportive care were given, he died 7 months after diagnosis.
Key Words: Hepatocellular carcinoma; Prognosis; Young age; Risk factor; Autoimmune hepatitis

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