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Case Report A Case of Pulmonary Metastasis from Hepatocellular Carcinoma Partially Responsive to Sorafenib
Nae-Yun Heo, Han Chu Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Young-Suk Lim, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee, Dong Jin Suh
Journal of Liver Cancer 2010;10(1):52-54
Published online: June 30, 2010
Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Han Chu Lee,
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most important causes of cancer death in South Korea. Unfortunately, more than half of the patients are diagnosed in the advanced stage with multiple intra- or extrahepatic metastasis, so no more than 30% of patients are suitable to undergo curative resection. Lung is the most common organ of extrahepatic metastasis of HCC, and the pulmonary metastasis is known as poor prognosis factor, but no standard systemic therapy is established yet. Sorafenib is the only molecularly targeted agent which has been proven clinical benefit in the randomized clinical trials, but pulmonary metastasis is known as predictive factor of poor response. However, we experience a case of pulmonary metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma partially responsive to sorafenib, and report it.

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