J Liver Cancer.  2015 Sep;15(2):136-139. 10.0000/jlc.2015.15.2.136.

A Case of Rapidly Recurred Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Distant Metastasis after Surgical Resection

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dyk1025@yuhs.ac


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the cancers with poor prognosis. However, surgical resection is the treatment of choice as curative aim for early HCC with preserved liver function. A 5 year survival rate after curative resection is over 50%. We experienced a case of rapidly recurred HCC with bone metastasis after surgical resection. In our case, microscopically microvessel invasion was present after resection. Microvascular invasion (MVI) is an important factor to influence survival and/or HCC recurrence. So we suggested the patients with MVI need to follow up intensively and adjuvant therapy may be considered.


Hepatocellular carcinoma; Surgical resection; Recurrence
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