Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Feb 15, 2013; 5(2): 38-42
Published online Feb 15, 2013. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v5.i2.38
Figure 1
Figure 1 Computed tomography of the patient. A, B: Computed tomography (CT) scan taken at the time of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosis showing intrahepatic multinodular HCCs (white circles); C, D: Positron emission tomography CT scan showing multiple lipiodolized masses and abnormal fluorine-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose uptake on liver (no distant metastasis was found); E, F: After repetitive transarterial chemoembolization, a viable hypervascular mass remained (E, white circle), but after 6 mo of oral sorafenib, this was not detected by liver dynamic CT (F, arterial phase).
Figure 2
Figure 2 The diagnosis of portal vein tumor. A, B, D: Portal vein tumor (A), which was not evident at diagnosis, was detected by liver dynamic computed tomography (CT) (B, black arrow) and positron emission tomography-CT (D, black arrow) after four sessions of transarterial chemoembolization; C: Portal vein tumor improved after 3 mo of sorafenib (white arrow).
Figure 3
Figure 3 Positron emission tomography computed tomography. A, B: After four sessions of transarterial chemoembolization, significant multiple abdominal lymphadenopathy was detected by positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) (black arrows); C, D: Fluorine-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose uptakes disappeared on follow up PET-CT scans taken after 6 mo on sorafenib.