Efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization targeting portal vein tumor thrombus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Tawada2014EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization targeting portal vein tumor thrombus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Akinobu Tawada and Tetsuhiro Chiba and Yoshihiko Ooka and Naoya Kanogawa and Tetsuhito Motoyama and Toshihiro Saito and Sadahisa Ogasawara and Eiichiro Suzuki and Hitoshi Maruyama and Fumihiko Kanai and Masaharu Yoshikawa and Osamu Yokosuka},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={
          4231-7
        }
}
AIM We aimed to retrospectively examine the tolerability and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Adverse events were assessed using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0. The efficacy of TACE in parenchymal tumors (parenchymal response) and PVTT (PVTT response) was separately evaluated by dynamic computed tomography 1 to 2 months after… CONTINUE READING

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