J Liver Cancer.  2016 Mar;16(1):38-41. 10.17998/jlc.2016.16.1.38.

Long Term Survival in Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Surgical Resection of Brain Metastasis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. portalvein@naver.com

Abstract

Brain metastasis is a rare condition of extraheptaic metastases in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and brain metastasis have rapidly worsened neurologic signs and symptoms, therefore it is regarded to oncologic emergency. Current recommended treatments for brain metastasis are surgical resection or gamma-knife surgery with/without whole brain radiation therapy (RT). However, patients with brain metastasis have a very poor prognosis after adequate treatment. Here, we report a 62-year-old man with HCC and brain metastasis who had long term survival after surgical resection and whole brain RT.

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Hepatocellular carcinoma; Neoplasm metastasis; Surgery
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