Extended Left and Caudal Lobectomy with Removal of Tumor Thrombus Extending into the Right Atrium for Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Total Hepatic Vascular Exclusion Using Cardiopulmonary Bypass

  • Seiki Tashiro
  • Hidenori Miyake


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extension into the right atrium has been regarded as beyond the realm of surgical resection. Most patients have died within a few months of pulmonary embolism, heart failure, or cancer progression.


Inferior Vena Cava Cystic Duct Superior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombus Middle Hepatic Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiki Tashiro
    • 1
  • Hidenori Miyake
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tokushima School of MedicineTokushimaJapan

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