Author(s): Kojima H, Tanigawa N, Kariya S, Komemushi A, Shomura Y,
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Abstract Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a rare phenomenon. We present herein the case of a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma with multiple lung metastases in whom malignancy spontaneously regressed after taking Pheliinus linteus Mycelium. A 79-year-old man consulted our hospital complaining of epigastric discomfort. Abdominal MRI and CT revealed a 3 cm diameter tumor in the liver, and chest CT showed numerous nodular lesions. The levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and protein induced by vitamin K deficiency or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) were very high. We diagnosed HCC with multiple lung metastases, and no therapy was performed. Independently he took exact from Phellinus linteus Mycelium for one month, and 6 months later the tumors appeared to be in complete regression. The mechanism underlying this intriguing phenomenon remains unknown.
This article was published in Radiat Med
and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis