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MDCT findings after hepatic chemoembolization with DC-beads: what the radiologist needs to know.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23053454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads (TACE-DC-beads) is a new local treatment for primary or metastatic liver tumors. Despite technical efforts to achieve highly selective embolization of the tumor-supplying vessels, small, or large insults to the non-tumorous parenchyma are inevitably induced by the embolic materials or procedure itself. Parenchymal changes following TACE-DC-beads include bile duct injuries (bile duct dilatation, periportal edema, and bilomas), obliteration of intrahepatic portal vein branches, hypodense ill-defined areas, and perilesional parenchymal enhancement. The radiologist must be familiar with the changes induced by this treatment in order to distinguish therapeutic effect and collateral findings from complications and residual or recurrent tumor.
Juan Carlos Spina; Marina Ulla; Ezequiel Levy Yeyati; Mariana Cecilia Kucharczyk; Hernan Irusta; Jesica Lorena Savluk; Ricardo García-Mónaco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1432-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-09     Completed Date:  2013-12-11     Revised Date:  2014-01-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  778-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage*
Bile Ducts / injuries,  pathology
Chemoembolization, Therapeutic*
Dilatation, Pathologic
Liver Neoplasms / radiography*,  secondary,  therapy*
Multidetector Computed Tomography* / methods
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents
Erratum In:
Abdom Imaging. 2013 Dec;38(6):1464

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