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Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul). 2015 Oct;78(4):469-72. doi: 10.4046/trd.2015.78.4.469. Epub 2015 Oct 1.

A Case of Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia after Transarterial Chemoembolization for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is an inflammatory lung disease involving the distal bronchioles, respiratory bronchioles, bronchiolar ducts, and alveolae. The etiology is usually unknown; however, there are several known causes and associated systemic diseases. Corticosteroid therapy is the best treatment option and the prognosis of COP is good, with recovery in up to 80% of patients. We described a patient with in-operable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing chemoembolization with doxorubicin in a drug-eluting bead (DEB). COP developed in the patient after chemoembolization but resolved spontaneously in several months.


Carcinoma, Hepatocellular; Chemoembolization, Therapeutic; Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia

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