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Local recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20976853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 51-year-old Chinese male with a 20-year history of hepatitis B was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right anterior portion of the liver, sized 3.5 cm × 3.2 cm, and was treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on December 18, 2001. The patient did not receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis B virus after RFA. The treated lesion reduced gradually and reached its minimum size of 1.7 cm × 1.5 cm seven years later on November 18, 2008. However computed tomography findings revealed that a recurrence lesion of 6.0 cm × 4.8 cm which was histologically confirmed overlapped the previous treated lesion at the 8th year on December 3, 2009. Although recurrence at 8 years after curative RFA is a rare event, such a possibility must be kept in mind. To find and treat the recurrence lesion promptly, long-term and close monitoring is warranted after RFA. Meanwhile, the recurrence-prevention therapy is as important as close monitoring for those patients with a history of hepatitis B.
Wang-Jun Liao; Min Shi; Jin-Zhang Chen; Ai-Min Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  2011-02-10     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5135-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / etiology,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation*
Hepatitis B, Chronic / complications,  drug therapy
Liver Neoplasms / etiology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis*,  etiology
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0/Antiviral Agents

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