Chemoembolization of the left inferior phrenic artery in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: 9-year single-center experience

AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Hyo-Cheol KimJae Hyung Park

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the radiologic findings and imaging response of hepatocellular carcinoma supplied by the left inferior phrenic artery. From January 2000 through December 2008, chemoembolization of the left inferior phrenic artery was performed on 152 patients (123 men, 29 women; mean age, 55.8 years) with hepatocellular carcinoma. The CT scans and digital subtraction angiograms of these patients were retrospectively reviewed in consensus by two investigators, who evaluated tumor location, tumor-feeding vessels, origin of the left inferior phrenic artery, technical success of chemoembolization, complications, and tumor response. Tumor response was assessed on the basis of the criteria of the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Tumors supplied by the left inferior phrenic artery were located in Couinaud segment 2/3 (n = 100), segment 4 (n = 45), and other segments (n = 7). The most common tumor-feeding vessel was the anteromedial limb of the left inferior phrenic artery (n = 82) followed by the lateral limb (n = 40) and the anterior limb (n = 30). Selective chemoembolization via the left inferior phrenic artery was achieved in 58 of the patients (38%). Complete or partial res...Continue Reading

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Feb 10, 2011·Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology·Jin Woo ChoiJae Hyung Park
May 23, 2014·Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology·Han Myun KimJin Wook Chung
Jan 5, 2011·Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR·Hyo-Cheol KimJae Hyung Park

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