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Case Report A Resected Case of Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Sang-Jae Park, Joong-Won Park, Seong-Hun Kim, Soon-Ae Lee, Young-Hun Kim, Eun-Kyoung Hong, Chang-Min Kim
Journal of Liver Cancer 2004;4(1):33-38
Published online: June 30, 2004
Center for Liver Center, National Cancer Center
Corresponding author:  Joong-Won Park,
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A 35 year-old male patient admitted due to epigastric pain for 1 month. He was heavy drinker and spider angioma was obserbed in physical examination. HBsAb, anti-HBs Ab and anti-HCV Ab were all negative and AFP level was normal. AST/ALT were elevated to 178 IU/L and 107 IU/L, respectively. At ultrasonography, CT and MRI, a 2 cm, hypervascular mass was detected in the segment Ⅵ. Segmentectomy of the segment Ⅵ was performed. Tumor size 1.7 cm in maximum diameter and the Edmondson and Steiners grade Ⅰ. High-grade dysplasia was present in the periphery of hepatocellular carcinoma (nodule-in-nodule). Microvascular invasion was not observed and background liver was cirrhotic. He was discharged 10 days after operation without any problem and there has been no evidence of recurrence for the 2 years postoperatively.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer