Spontaneous Regression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Report of a Case

  title={Spontaneous Regression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Report of a Case},
  author={Hiroshi Ohtani and Osamu Sayuri Yamazaki and Mitsuharu Matsuyama and Katsuhiko Horii and Sadatoshi Shimizu and Hiroko Oka and Hiroko Nebiki and Kiyohide Kioka and Osamu Kurai and Yasuko Kawasaki and Takao Manabe and Katsuko Murata and Ryoichi Matsuo and Takeshi Inoue},
  journal={Surgery Today},
A spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma is an extremely rare phenomenon. A 69-year-old Japanese man with hepatitis C virus-related chronic hepatitis presented with a liver tumor. We diagnosed the tumor to be hepatocellular carcinoma in the course of spontaneous regression, by imaging studies and changes in the tumor markers. Because the possible presence of viable cancer cells could not be ruled out, we recommended surgery. He refused all treatments at first, but finally agreed to… CONTINUE READING


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