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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 …