The role of hepatic artery ligation and dearterialization with infusion chemotherapy in advanced malignancies in the liver.

@article{Berjian1980TheRO,
  title={The role of hepatic artery ligation and dearterialization with infusion chemotherapy in advanced malignancies in the liver.},
  author={R A Berjian and Harold O. Douglass and Hector R. Nava and Constantine P. Karakousis},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1980},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={379-87}
}
Because of limited benefits derived with the use of systemic chemotherapy, 15 patients with metastatic malignancy of the liver or hepatoma were treated by hepatic artery ligation (6) or dearterialization (9) and regional infusion chemotherapy. There were two postoperative deaths and three patients required surgical drainage of hepatic tumor liquefaction necrosis. The median survival was 14 months with two patients still living. The longest survivors were those patients with visceral… CONTINUE READING

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