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Journal of the Korean Liver Cancer Study 2011;11(2):185-189.
Published online September 30, 2011.
Conus Medullaris Syndrome after Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization in Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Sun Hong Yoo1, Si Hyun Bae1, Pil Soo Sung1, Hee Yeon Kim1, Do Seon Song1, Myeong Jun Song1, Jong Young Choi1, Seung Kew Yoon1, Ho Jong Chun2
1Departments of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Departments of Radiology, 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
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fourth most common cancer in Korea and a common cause of cancer death. Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is used as palliative therapy for patients with inoperable HCC. TACE is an effective treatments for inoperable HCC, but variable complications due to using embolic agents can occur after TACE. Complications due to embolic agents include pulmonary lipiodol embolism, splenic infarction, cerebral lipiodol infarction, and spinal cord injury. This is a rare case of spinal cord injury after a sixth TACE via right T9 intercostal artery.
Key Words: Spinal cord injury; Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization; Hepatocellular carcinoma
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