A case of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma of the rib, treated by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

Young Kul Jung, Jong Eun Yeon, Chung Ho Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Young Sun Lee, Eileen L. Yoon, Jung Eun Suck, Jong Hwan Choi, Ji Hoon Kim, Kwan Soo Byun

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Abstract

Bone is a common site of metastasis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We report a rare case of rib metastasis from HCC treated by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 55-year-old man with liver cirrhosis presented with right lower chest pain. The diagnosis was an HCC with a bone metastasis in the right eighth rib. Intra-arterial injections of doxorubicin mixed with Lipiodol and Gelfoam particles were instituted through the right eighth intercostal artery. Computed tomography and a Tc(99)-labeled scan performed 2 months after the third TACE revealed no viable HCC in the right eighth rib.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalThe Korean journal of hepatology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep

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  • Medicine(all)

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