J Liver Cancer.  2021 Sep;21(2):181-186. 10.17998/jlc.2021.09.08.

Curative liver transplantation after lung resection for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with lung metastasis and inferior vena cava tumor thrombosis: a case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2The Research Institute for Transplantation, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with distant metastasis is an absolute contraindication for liver transplantation (LT). However, it is still unclear whether LT is feasible or acceptable in such patients, albeit after being treated with a multidisciplinary approach and after any metastatic lesion is ruled out. We report one such successful treatment with living donor LT (LDLT) after completely controlling far-advanced HCC with inferior vena cava tumor thrombosis and multiple lung metastases. The patient has been doing well without HCC recurrence for eight years since LDLT. The current patient could be an anecdotal case, but provides a case for expanding LDLT indications in the context of advanced HCC and suchlike.

Keyword

Hepatocellular carcinoma; Neoplasm metastasis; Radiotherapy; Liver transplantation; Case report
Full Text Links
  • JLC
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error