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Long-term survival in a case of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Authors
  • Shiota, Tetsuya
  • Watanabe, Akiharu
  • Mitani, Ken
  • Ito, Toshio
  • Tobe, Kazuo
  • Nagashima, Hideo
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1983
Source
Okayama University Scientific Achievement Repository
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English
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Abstract

<p>A patient with an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who survived without active treatment 3 years and 8 months after histological diagnosis is described. The size of the liver, which was already quite huge at the time of diagnosis, changed little during the entire clinical observation. However, 2 months before death, his condition deteriorated rapidly following gastrointestinal bleeding due to the direct invasion of the stomach by HCC. A critical reason for the unusually long-term survival of the patient may stem from the facts that a well-differentiated and bile-producing HCC was extent in most encapsulated-tumor tissues and that liver cirrhosis was not present.</p>

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