Abstract

Liver stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment option for oligometastases and may confer a survival benefit in select patients. Herein, we document the first case of liver regeneration (LR) following repeat right hepatic lobe SBRT in a woman with breast cancer metastases. Retraction of the treated lobe was significant with a near 50% volume reduction. Compensatory contralateral lobe hypertrophy was noted with a 320% volume increase. The overall liver volume remained stable, within ±5% of baseline. This case indicates that repeat liver SBRT can be delivered safely to individual patients and that compensatory contralateral lobe hypertrophy is observed to maintain a functional liver volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E2-E6
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver regeneration (LR)
  • Metastasis
  • Radiation
  • Stereotactic
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

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