Effect of repeated transcatheter arterial embolization on the survival time in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. An analysis by the Cox proportional hazard model.

@article{Ikeda1991EffectOR,
  title={Effect of repeated transcatheter arterial embolization on the survival time in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. An analysis by the Cox proportional hazard model.},
  author={Kenji Ikeda and Hiromitsu Kumada and Shoichi Saitoh and Yasuji Arase and Kazuaki Chayama},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1991},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={
          2150-4
        }
}
One hundred fifty-eight patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were treated by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) as repeatedly as possible. Survival rates at the end of the first, second, and third year were 76.5%, 54.5%, and 41.1%, respectively. In 142 patients with repeated TAE, a significantly increased number of patients with complete necrosis of tumor was observed after repetition of the therapy. Adjusting the imbalance in prognostic factors among patients by using Cox… CONTINUE READING
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