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Case Report A Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who had Surgical Resection Following TACE and Sorafenib Chemotherapy
Geum Youb Noh, Chul Ju Han, Youn Joo Kim, Ki Young Yang, Su Cheol Park, Jin Kim, Yu Cheol Kim, Yoon Hee Choi, Hyo Rak Lee
Journal of Liver Cancer 2011;11(1):65-68
Published online: February 28, 2011
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Chul Ju Han,
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Surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the managements, showing improved long term survival. Nowadays, it is being accepted as the main curative treatment. However, the biggest problem we used to face is that surgery cannot be applied at the point of presentation in many patients due to advanced stage. Here we present a case of 54 years old female, who had transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and sorafenib due to advanced stage of HCC, and later underwent curative surgery due to remarkable response. She had a CT scan of abdomen, which showed multiple huge masses. HCC was confirmed by ultrasonography-guided liver biopsy. TACE was performed once. After TACE, the size of masses increased. Therefore, sorafenib was administered and then continued for 9 months. As partial response was obtained at that time, surgical resection was successfully done. In the pathological report of removed tumor, we could confirm total necrosis of tumor. Now, its been 6 months and she is followed up without any recurrence.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer