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Multidisciplinary approach for treatment of primary hepatic choriocarcinoma in adult male patient
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2018 May;22(2):164-8
Published online May 31, 2018
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Yongchel Ahn1, Ji-Hoon Kim2, Cheon-Soo Park2, Tae-Eun Kim3, Shin-Hwang4, and Sung-Gyu Lee4

Departments of 1Hematology-Oncology, 2Surgery, and 3Pathology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, 4Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Received November 9, 2017; Revised December 20, 2017; Accepted December 30, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Choriocarcinoma is a rare malignant germ cell tumor and it usually occurs in the gonads (ovary or testis) and uterus. Primary hepatic choriocarcinoma (PHC) is a variant of choriocarcinoma featuring sole liver presentation without any evidence of gonodal involvements. Adult male patients with PHC carry dismal prognosis and their median survival period was less than 5 months. We herein present a first Korean case of a 54-year-old male patient with adult PHC, who was treated by surgical resection and chemotherapy through a multidisciplinary approach. (Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2018;22:164-168)
Keywords : Liver; Choriocarcinoma; Surgery; Chemotherapy


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