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Selective internal radiation therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma: potential hepatopulmonary shunt reduction after sorafenib administration.
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PMID:  22720895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Sorafenib, a protein kinase inhibitor, is a systemic drug that has been licensed for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This retrospective study assessed whether the administration of sorafenib can result in a reduction of the hepatopulmonary shunt (HPS) before selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). After exclusion from SIRT because of high HPS, computed tomography scan indicated a shunt reduction in seven patients with HCC receiving sorafenib. Repeated measurements revealed HPS reduction (from 26.5% to 7.5% on average), and subsequent SIRT became possible. In conclusion, sorafenib may reduce HPS in patients with advanced HCC in some cases.
Jens M Theysohn; Jörg F Schlaak; Stefan Müller; Judith Ertle; Thomas W Schlosser; Andreas Bockisch; Thomas C Lauenstein
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  949-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany.
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