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Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  15086207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma is reported and compared with the reports published in the English literature. Spontaneous regression of a histologically proven hepatocellular carcinoma was observed in a 42-year-old male patient with chronic hepatitis B. The patient refused to receive any medical therapy. The tumor subsequently regressed without specific treatment, as demonstrated radiologically by computed tomography 22 months and ultrasonography 24 months after initial diagnosis. We review 27 case reports of apparently spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma that have been published in the English literature from 1982 to 2002. In this report, we present our unusual case and discuss possible causes of spontaneous total necrosis or regression of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Tsung-Jung Lin; Li-Ying Liao; Chih-Lin Lin; Li-Sun Shih; Ting-An Chang; Hsing-Yang Tu; Ran-Chou Chen; Chaur-Shine Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-16     Completed Date:  2004-07-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Municipal Jen-Ai Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis,  pathology*,  virology
Hepatitis B / complications
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  virology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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