Malignant hepatoma with disappearance of alpha-fetoproteinaemia after hemihepatectomy: a case report.

@article{Blumsohn1977MalignantHW,
  title={Malignant hepatoma with disappearance of alpha-fetoproteinaemia after hemihepatectomy: a case report.},
  author={D Blumsohn and S K Dajie and D K Prajapat},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1977},
  volume={52 18},
  pages={738}
}
A 62-year-old Black man was found to have a malignant hepatoma localized to the right lobe of the liver but multicentric in origin. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was found to be present in the serum, but, after a right hemi-hepatectomy, it was no longer detectable. The implications are discussed.