Hepatic artery ligation and postoperative chemotherapy for hepatic metastases: clinical and pathophysiological results.

@article{Sparks1975HepaticAL,
  title={Hepatic artery ligation and postoperative chemotherapy for hepatic metastases: clinical and pathophysiological results.},
  author={Frank C. Sparks and Michael B. Mosher and W C Hallauer and Melvin J. Silverstein and Decio M. Rangel and Edward P. Passaro and DonaldL. Morton},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1975},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          1074-82
        }
}
Nineteen patients underwent hepatic artery ligation for metastatic cancer of the liver. Metastases were from colon cancer in 13 and from other primary cancers in 6. Postoperative chemotherapy was given to 15 by the systemic route, and to 1 by infusion into the ligated hepatic artery. Sixteen patients survived the procedure. In these patients, the mean survival of those with metastases from colon cancer was 27+ (5-72) weeks, and from other cancer 50+ (8-23) weeks. Among the patients evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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