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Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov;61(11):651-4. doi: 10.1007/s11748-012-0165-5. Epub 2012 Oct 16.

Solitary mediastinal metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery: report of a case.

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Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501, Japan,


Solitary mediastinal metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare. We report a case of solitary mediastinal metastasis arising from HCC treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). A 75-year-old man underwent hepatic resection and transcatheter arterial embolization for HCC. The level of protein induced by vitamin K antagonist was subsequently found to be elevated. Computed tomography showed a 2-cm mediastinal tumor. (18)F-fluorodeoxy-glucose positron emission tomography revealed slight uptake by the tumor. VATS was performed. The histopathological diagnosis was metastatic HCC of the lymph nodes. The postoperative course was uneventful, with a postoperative hospital stay of 6 days. There has been no recurrence at 4 months after surgery. VATS is a minimally invasive and useful treatment for solitary mediastinal metastasis of HCC.

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