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Case Report A Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting with Rib Metastasis
Kyung In Lee1, Young Lan Kwon1, Yoon Jung Kim1, Hye Jin Seo1, Yong Jin Kim1, Chang Wook Park1, Eun Soo Kim1, Byoung Kuk Jang1, Woo Jin Chung1, Kyung Sik Park1, Kwang Bum Cho1, Jae Seok Hwang1, Jung Hyeok Kwon2
Journal of Liver Cancer 2010;10(1):64-68
Published online: June 30, 2010
1Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
2Department of Radiology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
Corresponding author:  Jae Seok Hwang,
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Bone metastasis is not uncommon and shows poor survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We describe a case of HCC presenting with rib metastasis in a 54-year-old man. In spite of radiotherapy for rib metastasis, pain was sustained and size of lesions were increased. So we performd CT-guided percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT). Whenever new metastatic bone lesions were detected, we have done PEIT. However, abdominal CT scan at 25th month after diagnosis shows residual viable tumors in pelvic bone and multiple metastatic nodules in both lung. He is alive by taking conservative management for 27 months after diagnosis.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer