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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 151846, 4 pages
Case Report

A Unique Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated with Radiofrequency Ablation with More than 12 Years Overall Survival: A Case Report

1Department of Computed Tomography and Interventional Radiology, “Sotiria” General Hospital of Chest Diseases, Mesogion Avenue 152, 11527 Athens, Greece
2Research Centre of Radiology and Imaging, “Evgenidion” General Hospital, Papadiamantopoulou Street 20, 11528 Athens, Greece

Received 4 October 2010; Accepted 15 December 2010

Academic Editor: Gianfranco D. Alpini

Copyright © 2010 Loukas Thanos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The case of a 72-year-old male patient with HCC is presented in whom percutaneous RFA was used as the sole first-line anticancer treatment, since he denied having partial hepatectomy. The patient underwent RFA two more times, at 1.5 years for treating a local tumor progression at the initial ablation site and at 11 years after the first session for treating a new remote intrahepatic recurrence. He revealed a long-term survival of more than 12 years so far and still remains in excellent clinical status.