The palliative role of hepatic arterial infusion and arterial occlusion in colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the liver.

@article{Patt1981ThePR,
  title={The palliative role of hepatic arterial infusion and arterial occlusion in colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the liver.},
  author={Yehuda Z. Patt and Vincent P. Chuang and Sidney Wallace and Evan M. Hersh and Emil J. Freireich and Giora M. Mavligit},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1981},
  volume={1 8216},
  pages={349-50}
}
Fifty-five patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma confined to the liver were treated with hepatic arterial infusion of floxuridine and mitomycin C. Tumour response rate was 43.4% and median overall survival was 11 months. Prolonged survival was associated with intentional or inadvertent occlusion of the hepatic artery. The median survival of twenty-four patients with arterial occlusion (15 months) was significantly higher than that of thirty-one patients without arterial occlusion (8… CONTINUE READING

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