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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(2): 258-262.
자연적 퇴화가 발생한 간세포암 1예
이재갑, 김대진, 원태식, 박상현, 손홍선, 조상진, 이태웅
A case of spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma
Jae kap Lee, Dae Jin Kim, Tae Sik Won, Sang Hyun Park, Hong Sun Son, Sang Jin Cho, Tae Ung Lee
ABSTRACT
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor with worldwide significance. The survival time after the onset of symptomatology averages less than 4 months, usually due to the advanced stage of the tumor when initially diagnosed. However recent improvements in diagnostic imaging and earlier detection have increased the number of patients eligible for surgical resection. Long-term survival has also been reported after intra-arterial chemotherapy, as well as in untreated patients. Spontaneous regression of HCC is extremely rare. We present a case of a 65-year-old man, who was a heavy alcoholic and presented with a liver tumor. We diagnosed the tumor as HCC during spontaneous regression by imaging studies and changes in tumor markers. He did not receive any other therapeutic modalities.
Keywords: Neoplasm Regression; Spontaneous; Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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