Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation combined with previous bronchial arterial chemoembolization and followed by radiation therapy for pulmonary metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma

Takao Hiraki, Hideo Gobara, Mitsuhiro Takemoto, Hidefumi Mimura, Takashi Mukai, Kengo Himei, Soichiro Hase, Toshihiro Iguchi, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Takahito Yagi, Noriaki Tanaka, Susumu Kanazawa

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Abstract

A 56-year-old man had a lung metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma 4.7 cm x 3.4 cm in size located directly adjacent to the pulmonary hilar vessels. The tumor was treated with radiofrequency ablation combined with earlier bronchial arterial chemoembolization and subsequent radiation therapy. A complete remission of the tumor has been observed for 6 months since completion of therapy. Considering that complete treatment of such an intermediate-sized tumor adjacent to the large vessels is usually difficult with radiofrequency ablation alone, this result suggests a possible role for combined therapy for pulmonary neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1193
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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