Percutaneous vs. surgical placement of hepatic artery indwelling catheters for regional chemotherapy.

@article{Aldrighetti2002PercutaneousVS,
  title={Percutaneous vs. surgical placement of hepatic artery indwelling catheters for regional chemotherapy.},
  author={L Aldrighetti and Marcella Arru and Enzo Angeli and Massimo Venturini and Marco Salvioni and Monica Ronzoni and Roberto Caterini and Gianfranco Ferla},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 44},
  pages={513-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy based on floxuridine infusion is an effective treatment for hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. The aim of the present study is the comparative analysis of surgical and percutaneous transaxillary approaches to implant a catheter into the hepatic artery for intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy with floxuridine. METHODOLOGY Fifty-six patients received an arterial device for intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy. Twenty-eight patients (LPT… CONTINUE READING

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