Liver embolizations of patients with malignant neuroendocrine gastrointestinal tumors.

@article{Eriksson1998LiverEO,
  title={Liver embolizations of patients with malignant neuroendocrine gastrointestinal tumors.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn K. G. Eriksson and Erik G. Larsson and Britt M Skogseid and A. M. L{\"o}fberg and Lars Erik L{\"o}relius and Kjell E Oberg},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 11},
  pages={2293-301}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with neuroendocrine gastrointestinal tumors usually present with inoperable metastatic disease and severe hormonal symptoms. Specific chemotherapy, interferon-alpha (IFN), and somatostatin analogs are established therapies for these patients, but all of them eventually fail. Hepatic arterial embolization can provide reduction of both hormonal symptoms and tumor burden in these patients. METHODS Between 1981 and 1995, a total of 55 liver embolizations with gel foam powder… CONTINUE READING

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