Radiation dermatitis following radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: a case for prophylactic embolization of a patent falciform artery.

@article{Leong2009RadiationDF,
  title={Radiation dermatitis following radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: a case for prophylactic embolization of a patent falciform artery.},
  author={Quor Meng Leong and Hee Kit Lai and Richard Hoau Gong Lo and Terence Kiat Beng Teo and Anthony S.W. Goh and Pierce K H Chow},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={833-6}
}
The most common use of radioembolization is in the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors, and the most common radioisotope used is yttrium-90. This form of therapy has been proven to be successful in achieving tumor reduction and prolonging survival. Adverse events, although uncommon and usually self-limiting, have been reported. The present report describes a case of radiation dermatitis caused by shunting of (90)Y microspheres to the anterior abdominal wall via a patent falciform… CONTINUE READING