Intra-arterial chemo-embolisation of non-resectable hepato-cellular carcinomas

A. Scholz, M. Langer, R. Langer, R. Felix, P. Neuhaus

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During a period of nine months, fifteen patients with extensive hepato-cellular carcinomas were subjected to palliative arterial chemo-embolisation using doxorubicin and cisplatin in an emulsion with Lipiodol and/or Spherex particles. Two patients (stage Child C) died within two weeks as the result of liver failure. The remaining thirteen patients showed improvement in their general condition. Subsequent CT showed evidence of tumour reduction and reduction of ascites. Gas production in the tumour was considered as evidence of tumour necrosis. Biochemical results confirmed these findings with a fall of AFP as tumour marker indicating tumour regression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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