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Journal of the Korean Liver Cancer Study 2011;11(2):144-148.
Published online September 30, 2011.
Complications Associated with Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Sun Hong Yoo, Si Hyun Bae
Department of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence:  Si Hyun Bae,
Email: baesh@catholic.ac.kr
Copyright ©2011 by The Korean Liver Cancer Association
Abstract
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is one of the most effective treatments for patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, variable complications can occur after TACE. Complications resulting from TACE contain postembolization syndrome, liver abscess, bile duct injury, ruptured HCC, acute hepatic failure, variceal bleeding, acute kidney injury, pulmonary lipiodol embolization, femoral artery pseudoaneurysm, femoral arteriovenous fistula, abdominal aortic dissection, spinal cord injury, and others. Complications after TACE are occasionally fatal. Therefore, it is important that we are well acquainted ourselves with these complications, and need care promptly the patient who develop symptoms of complication.
Key Words: Complications; Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization; Hepatocellular carcinoma
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