Combining transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for small size hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Okano2001CombiningTA,
  title={Combining transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for small size hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Hiroshi Okano and Katsuya Shiraki and Hisayuki Y. Inoue and Tatsuo Ito and Takenari Yamanaka and Masatoshi Deguchi and Kazushi Sugimoto and Takahisa Sakai and Shigeru Ohmori and Kazumoto Murata and Koujiro Takase and Takeshi Nakano},
  journal={International journal of oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={909-12}
}
For patients with unresectable small size HCC, percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) is used as a non-surgical treatment because it is difficult to achieve complete tumor necrosis by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TAE) alone. However, some small HCCs (<21 mm in diameter) are resistant to PEIT with incomplete tumor necrosis, which is associated with insufficient ethanol injection to the tumor. For more effective treatment for HCC, we performed a combination of TAE and PEIT on… CONTINUE READING