A case of hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombi in the epiploic vein

Yuji Tachimori, Masatoshi Makuuchi, Hisao Asamura, Susumu Yamazaki, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Kenichi Takayasu, Masayuki Noguchi, Setsuo Hirohashi

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Abstract

A case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombi in the vein in the major omentum is reported. A 54-year-old man underwent a second operation for recurrent HCC. Intraoperative ultrasonography revealed a tumor thrombus in the vein of the adhering omentum. Part of the antero-inferior area of the liver adjacent to the tumor was resected with the major omentum. Since it is characteristic of HCC often to form tumor thrombi in the veins, it is not surprising that the tumor budded into the epiploic vein. This is apparently the first report of tumor thrombi of HCC in the epiploic vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese journal of clinical oncology
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sep

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Major omentum
  • Tumor thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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    Tachimori, Y., Makuuchi, M., Asamura, H., Yamazaki, S., Hasegawa, H., Takayasu, K., Noguchi, M., & Hirohashi, S. (1988). A case of hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombi in the epiploic vein. Japanese journal of clinical oncology, 18(3), 269-273.