Fatal liver abscess and tumor rupture after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma

Shu Hang Ng, Yun Chung Cheung*, Sheung-fat Ko, Ho Fai Wong, Koon Kuan Ng, Yung Liang Wan, Cheng Chan Siu

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Abstract

A 64-year-old diabetic male patient with a large hepatocellular carcinoma in the right lobe of the liver with immediate contiguity with liver surface and partial thrombosis of the right portal vein, developed fatal liver abscess shortly following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with a reduced dose of chemoembolization mixture and no Gelfoam particles. We concluded that TACE in such circumstances may carry significant risk, even though the modified technique is employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume26
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

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