Metastatic recurrence to a solitary lymph node four years after hepatic lobectomy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma

World J Hepatol. 2016 Aug 18;8(23):994-8. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i23.994.


This report describes a patient that developed recurrent metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to a suprapancreatic lymph node four years after being treated for primary HCC via complete left hepatectomy. Metastatic HCC was proven by pathologic confirmation. The report addresses the role of surgical resection as a treatment modality for recurrent HCC to solitary lymph nodes. The role of biological chemotherapy as adjuvant treatment is also addressed.

Keywords: Extrahepatic; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Lymph node; Metastatic; Recurrence.

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  • Case Reports