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Background. Squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare disease with symptoms developing late in its course, so that it often presents as an aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Case report. We describe a 58-year-old male with a 5-week history of hypodynamia. He was found to have squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder with liver invasion and(More)
PURPOSE The present study evaluates the influence of portal vein (PV) vs. inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombosis sites on the effectiveness of external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with macrovascular invasion. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively reviewed 181 HCC patients with PV and/or IVC tumor thrombi(More)
The optimal treatment for adrenal metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been established. This study analyzed the effects of radiation therapy (RT) for such metastases and identified clinical features and predictors of survival in these patients. We retrospectively investigated 55 patients with adrenal metastasis from HCC who had been(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacies of conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and image-guided hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatments in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients with portal vein and/or inferior vena cava tumor thrombi. METHODS A total of 118 hepatocellular carcinoma patients with portal vein and/or(More)
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