Embolization of the right gastric artery before hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy to prevent gastric mucosal lesions: approach through the hepatic artery versus the left gastric artery.

@article{Yamagami2002EmbolizationOT,
  title={Embolization of the right gastric artery before hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy to prevent gastric mucosal lesions: approach through the hepatic artery versus the left gastric artery.},
  author={Takuji Yamagami and Toshiyuki Nakamura and Shigeharu Iida and Takeharu Kato and Tsunehiko Nishimura},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2002},
  volume={179 6},
  pages={1605-10}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether the hepatic artery or the left gastric artery is the better route of approach for selective embolization of the right gastric artery before hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy using a port-catheter system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighty-six patients (56 men, 30 women; mean age, 62.1 years) with unresectable advanced liver cancer underwent percutaneous implantation of a port-catheter system. In the 75 patients who had not undergone… CONTINUE READING

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