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Case Report Early Extensive Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Non-surgical Treatment
Myoung Kuk Jang, Han Chu Lee, Young-Suk Lim, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee, Dong Jin Suh
Journal of Liver Cancer 2004;4(1):67-72
Published online: June 30, 2004
Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Young-Suk Lim,
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Although transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been reported to have anti-tumor effects in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), optimal time schedules and the appropriate follow-up methods have not been determined yet. We experienced a 57-year-old male who underwent radiofrequency ablation(RFA) therapy due to marginal and viable HCC on CT scan after TACE, despite of negative tumor staining on angiography. The patient did not show any evidence of tumor recurrence on CT scan until five months after RFA, However, follow-up CT scan obtained eight months after RFA showed newly developed a massive recurrent tumor with tumor thrombosis in the right portal vein around the previously treated HCC.

JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer