A case of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor invasion controlled by percutaneous ethanol injection therapy

I. Yoon, Hyung Joon Yim, Jin Nam Kim, Sun Min Park, Jeong Han Kim, Seung Hwa Lee, Hwan Hoon Chung, Hong Sik Lee, Sang Woo Lee, Jai Hyun Choi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Portal vein invasion is a grave prognostic indicator in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There is currently no effective method for preventing the invasion of HCC into the main portal vein. We report here a case of advanced HCC with portal vein tumor thrombosis that was effectively treated with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), having previously enabled subsequent successive transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 60-year-old male patient was diagnosed with a huge HCC, based on computed tomography and angiographic findings. Despite two sessions of TACE, the tumor invaded the right portal vein. PEI was performed on the malignant portal vein thrombosis, and three sessions thereof reduced the extent of tumor thrombi in the portal vein. Successive TACEs were performed to treat the HCC in the hepatic parenchyma. The patient was still living 19 months after the first PEI with no evidence of tumor recurrence, and his liver function remained well preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalThe Korean journal of hepatology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1

Fingerprint

Portal Vein
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Ethanol
Injections
Neoplasms
Thrombosis
Therapeutics
Liver
Tomography
Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

A case of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor invasion controlled by percutaneous ethanol injection therapy. / Yoon, I.; Yim, Hyung Joon; Kim, Jin Nam; Park, Sun Min; Kim, Jeong Han; Lee, Seung Hwa; Chung, Hwan Hoon; Lee, Hong Sik; Lee, Sang Woo; Choi, Jai Hyun.

In: The Korean journal of hepatology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2009, p. 90-95.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{535d1e366cd546439f46821465d0a635,
title = "A case of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor invasion controlled by percutaneous ethanol injection therapy",
abstract = "Portal vein invasion is a grave prognostic indicator in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There is currently no effective method for preventing the invasion of HCC into the main portal vein. We report here a case of advanced HCC with portal vein tumor thrombosis that was effectively treated with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), having previously enabled subsequent successive transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 60-year-old male patient was diagnosed with a huge HCC, based on computed tomography and angiographic findings. Despite two sessions of TACE, the tumor invaded the right portal vein. PEI was performed on the malignant portal vein thrombosis, and three sessions thereof reduced the extent of tumor thrombi in the portal vein. Successive TACEs were performed to treat the HCC in the hepatic parenchyma. The patient was still living 19 months after the first PEI with no evidence of tumor recurrence, and his liver function remained well preserved.",
author = "I. Yoon and Yim, {Hyung Joon} and Kim, {Jin Nam} and Park, {Sun Min} and Kim, {Jeong Han} and Lee, {Seung Hwa} and Chung, {Hwan Hoon} and Lee, {Hong Sik} and Lee, {Sang Woo} and Choi, {Jai Hyun}",
year = "2009",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.1.90",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "90--95",
journal = "Clinical and molecular hepatology",
issn = "2287-2728",
publisher = "Korean Association for the Study of the Liver",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A case of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor invasion controlled by percutaneous ethanol injection therapy

AU - Yoon, I.

AU - Yim, Hyung Joon

AU - Kim, Jin Nam

AU - Park, Sun Min

AU - Kim, Jeong Han

AU - Lee, Seung Hwa

AU - Chung, Hwan Hoon

AU - Lee, Hong Sik

AU - Lee, Sang Woo

AU - Choi, Jai Hyun

PY - 2009/3/1

Y1 - 2009/3/1

N2 - Portal vein invasion is a grave prognostic indicator in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There is currently no effective method for preventing the invasion of HCC into the main portal vein. We report here a case of advanced HCC with portal vein tumor thrombosis that was effectively treated with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), having previously enabled subsequent successive transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 60-year-old male patient was diagnosed with a huge HCC, based on computed tomography and angiographic findings. Despite two sessions of TACE, the tumor invaded the right portal vein. PEI was performed on the malignant portal vein thrombosis, and three sessions thereof reduced the extent of tumor thrombi in the portal vein. Successive TACEs were performed to treat the HCC in the hepatic parenchyma. The patient was still living 19 months after the first PEI with no evidence of tumor recurrence, and his liver function remained well preserved.

AB - Portal vein invasion is a grave prognostic indicator in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There is currently no effective method for preventing the invasion of HCC into the main portal vein. We report here a case of advanced HCC with portal vein tumor thrombosis that was effectively treated with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), having previously enabled subsequent successive transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 60-year-old male patient was diagnosed with a huge HCC, based on computed tomography and angiographic findings. Despite two sessions of TACE, the tumor invaded the right portal vein. PEI was performed on the malignant portal vein thrombosis, and three sessions thereof reduced the extent of tumor thrombi in the portal vein. Successive TACEs were performed to treat the HCC in the hepatic parenchyma. The patient was still living 19 months after the first PEI with no evidence of tumor recurrence, and his liver function remained well preserved.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67849117361&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67849117361&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.1.90

DO - 10.3350/kjhep.2009.15.1.90

M3 - Article

C2 - 19346790

AN - SCOPUS:67849117361

VL - 15

SP - 90

EP - 95

JO - Clinical and molecular hepatology

JF - Clinical and molecular hepatology

SN - 2287-2728

IS - 1

ER -