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Case Report A Case of Early Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Curative Hepatic Resection
Sang-Hyung Cho, Jae-Hee Cheon, Hong-Suk Park, Seong-Hoon Kim, Sang-Jae Park, Woo-Jin Lee, Eun-Kyung Hong, Joong-Won Park, Chang-Min Kim
Journal of Liver Cancer 2004;4(1):55-58
Published online: June 30, 2004
Center for Liver Cancer, National Cancer Center
Corresponding author:  Joong-Won Park,
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A 52-year-old male was referred to our hospital for further evaluation and treatment of known hepatocelluar carcinoma. He did not have risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, such as hepatitis virus infection, alcohol abuse and occupational history. We performed CT scan that showed a single nodule with a diameter of 4 cm in the segment Ⅴ. MR imaging showed the same nodule in the segment Ⅴ without any additional nodule in the liver. We performed segmentectomy for the segment Ⅴ, Ⅵ, and Ⅶ. Five months later, follow-up CT scan showed disseminated hypervascular nodules involving the remaining liver. Hepatic angiography also showed multiple hypervascular nodules in the remaining liver, indicating early recurrence by intrahepatic metastasis. We then performed transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). At present, this patient underwent TACE for ten times, but was still found to have new intrahepatic metastases, tumor invasion to the portal vein and lymph node metastasis in the peripancreatic area.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer