Bile duct necrosis: complication of transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization.

  title={Bile duct necrosis: complication of transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization.},
  author={Masatoshi Makuuchi and Minoru Sukigara and Takanobu Mori and Junjiro Kobayashi and Shintaro Yamazaki and Hirokazu Hasegawa and Noriyuki Moriyama and Kenichi Takayasu and Shinji Hirohashi},
  volume={156 2},
Bile duct necrosis because of transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization (THAE) in two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma is reported. Preoperative THAE was performed on 29 patients, and bile duct necrosis was experienced by two of the 29 (7%). In these two patients, gelatin (Gelfoam) powder was used as the embolus. Among the 24 whose embolus was clear, four were embolized with gelatin powder. Therefore, incidence of bile duct necrosis after THAE with gelatin powder was 50%. Because of the… CONTINUE READING


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