ID 112132
Title Alternative
Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma by subsegmental transcatheter arterial embolization
Author
Shibata, Hiroshi The University of Tokushima
Tsutsui, Akemi The University of Tokushima
Keywords
HCC
TAE
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Local medical treatment, primarily using subsegmental TAE, was attempted as the initial treatment for overt HCC. Local responses, local tumor recurrence and survival rates were analyzed for 56 patients who underwent this treatment after 1991. Of the 56 patients, 51 (91 %) showed satisfactory local responses to the therapy. For 4 patients (8%), tumor recurred locally during the approximately 22 months follow up period, although the diagnostic images taken soon after treatment had suggested adequate local responses. Multiple tumor recurrence was found in 19 cases (34%). Seventeen patients were retreated. The cumulative survival rate was 89% after one year, 70% after 3 years, 47% after 5 years and 23% after 8 years. Considering that the subjects of this study included patients with poor hepatic reserves and patients with extensive HCC, the results of this therapy can be deemed to be comparable or superior to the outcome of surgical treatment. Therefore local therapy using IVR is expected to be useful for treating HCC.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
55
Issue
2
Start Page
60
End Page
63
Sort Key
60
Published Date
1999-04-25
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language
jpn
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departments
Medical Sciences