Sequential intra-arterial therapy and portal vein embolization is feasible and safe in patients with advanced hepatic malignancies.

@article{Peng2012SequentialIT,
  title={Sequential intra-arterial therapy and portal vein embolization is feasible and safe in patients with advanced hepatic malignancies.},
  author={Peter D. Peng and Omar N Hyder and Mark P Bloomston and Hugo Marques and Celia P. Corona-Villalobos and Elijah Dixon and Carlo Pulitan{\'o} and Kenzo Hirose and Richard David Schulick and E. Garc{\'i}a Barroso and Luca Antonio Aldrighetti and Michael M Choti and Feng Shen and Ihab I Kamel and Jean Francois H Geschwind and Timothy M Pawlik},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={523-31}
}
BACKGROUND A major hepatic resection for malignancies requires an adequate post-operative liver reserve. Portal vein embolization (PVE) with intra-arterial therapy (IAT) may increase future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophy. As such, the feasibility, safety and efficacy of IAT+PVE were investigated. METHODS Between 2000 to 2011, 86 patients with malignancy of the liver were identified from a multi-institutional database. Twenty-nine patients underwent sequential IAT+PVE, 25 had PVE alone and 32… CONTINUE READING
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