A Patient with a Large Hepatocellular Carcinoma Alive 13 Years after Repeated Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization and Hepatectomy
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Repeated transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
We describe a rare case of a large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a patient who survived 13 years after repeated transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TAE) and hepatectomy. The patient was a 41-year-old woman found in March 1985 to have a large HCC, measuring 14 × 12 cm in diameter and associated with obstruction of the main portal trunk. She underwent TAE 8 times over a period of 1 year. The serum alpha-fetoprotein level decreased from 18342 to 1871 ng/ml. The patient subsequently underwent left hepatectomy on October 9, 1986. Thirteen years after hepatectomy, the patient is being followed up on an outpatient basis and has had no evidence of recurrence.
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
Hiroshima University Medical Press