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Journal of the Korean Liver Cancer Study 2013;13(1):51-56.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17998/jlc.13.1.51    Published online February 28, 2013.
A Case of Successful Treatment by Radiofrequency Ablation for Pulmonary Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Jae Chan Park1, Yun Soo Kim1, Young Kul Jung1, Myung Hee Kang2, Oh Sang Kwon1, Duck Joo Choi1, Yang Suh Ku1, Ju Hyun Kim1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea
2Department of Pathology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence:  Yun Soo Kim,
Email: kimys@gilhospital.com
Copyright ©2013 by The Korean Liver Cancer Association
Abstract
Surgical resection or liver transplantation is a main curative modality for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). But nowadays local ablation therapy is being accepted as a useful option for local control therapy for HCC. Here we present a case of 59 years old male with hepatitis B virus related liver cirrhosis, who underwent surgery for HCC at S6 two years ago. He had received percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and multiple sessions of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for intrahepatic recurrences of HCC after surgery. A small radio-opaque lesion occurred at the left upper lobe of lung. Metastatic HCC was confirmed by CT-guided percutaneous needle core biopsy. CT-guided RFA for pulmonary metastasis was performed. Now it is been 11 months after the treatment without any recurrence.
Key Words: Hepatocellular carcinoma; Radiofrequency ablation; Pulmonary metastasis
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