Jul 1, 1992

Therapeutic ethanol injection of hepatocellular carcinomas undetectable by angiography and Lipiodol computed tomography

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Y MatsuokaK Hayashi

Abstract

Seven smaller than 2 cm in diameter hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) undetectable by hepatic arteriography and computed tomography (CT) after intraarterial injection of iodized oil (Lipiodol CT) were diagnosed by ultrasonography-guided fine-needle biopsy in 6 patients. All lesions were treated by percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) in 1-3 weekly intervals. No recurrences have been demonstrated after 7-15 months. The treatment of HCCs undetectable by angiography and Lipiodol CT presents a problem as transcatheter arterial embolization is considered ineffective due to poor vascularity. PEI appears to be an excellent treatment for these small HCCs.

Mentioned in this Paper

Ethanol
Liver Carcinoma
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial
Needle Biopsy Procedure
Iodized Oil
Malignant Neoplasm of Liver
Arteriography

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