J Liver Cancer.  2015 Mar;15(1):52-56. 10.0000/jlc.2015.15.1.52.

A Case of Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Portal Vein Thrombosis

  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea. piolee2000@naver.com


Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) have an extremely poor prognosis. Although the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer guideline recommends sorafenib in advanced HCC with PVT, which has provided survival benefits of 2 or 3 months compared to the placebo group, many liver cancer centers in Asia still select multimodality approaches including transarterial chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, radiation therapy (RT) as well as systemic/intra-arterial chemotherapy. Recently advanced RT technologies have shown potential to improve survival without severe radiation-related toxicity. For locally advanced HCC patients with PVT, concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) has been applied as a loco-regional treatment and provides potential cures. We herein report our recent experience of a patient accompanying large HCC with PVT who successfully undergone CCRT followed by hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy.


Hepatocellular carcinoma; Concurrent chemoradiotherapy
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