Gallbladder actinomycosis: Is it a complication after radiofrequency ablation with transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hyung Joon Han, Sae Byeol Choi, Wan Bae Kim, Tae Jin Song, Sang Yong Choi

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    Abstract

    A 64-year-old man with a history of gallstones, common bile duct stones, chronic hepatitis B virus infection, and hepatic cirrhosis with a Child-Pugh score B was satisfactorily treated for hepatocellular carcinoma with radiofrequency ablation and transarterial chemoembolization. His course, however, was complicated by gallbladder actinomycosis 14 months after treatment, resulting in acute cholecystitis. Such a chain of events suggests that gallbladder actinomycosis may develop after radiofrequency ablation and transarterial chemoembolization in patients who are known to have gallstones and that asymptomatic gallstones should be treated before the application of nonsurgical, but invasive procedures for hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)300-304
    Number of pages5
    JournalCentral European Journal of Medicine
    Volume6
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

    Keywords

    • Actinomycosis
    • Chemoembolization
    • Gallstone
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Radiofrequency ablation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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