Complete regression of advanced HCC with long acting octreotide
- 1Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
- 2Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum der Universität, Munich, Germany
- 3Department of Surgery Innenstadt, Munich, Germany
- Correspondence to:
C Folwaczny, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum der Universität, Numßbaumstr. 20, 80336 München, Germany;
Various therapeutic approaches for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been suggested in recent years. However, major advances concerning tumour regression or patient survival were not achieved. A few trials have assessed the effect of the somatostatin analogue octreotide in advanced HCC with divergent results.1,2 The latter might be due to expression of somatostatin receptor type 2 (SSTR2) in some but not all patients with HCC.3,4 Herein we describe a patient with advanced HCC who was treated with long acting octreotide, which resulted in complete and prolonged regression of the tumour.
The patient was diagnosed with HCC after a suspect nodule …