[Splenic embolization and hepatic chemoembolization: combined transcatheter treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis with hypersplenism].


Liver cirrhosis with hypersplenism is often associated with HCC. In many such cases, chemoembolization (TACE) may be very difficult because of the high incidence of hemorrhagic complications due to treatment and/or following portal hypertension, as well as for poor hematologic tolerance to antiblastic drugs in cirrhotic patients. Six patients with nodular… (More)