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Case Report Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Arterioportal Shunt : A Report of One Case
Sang Kyun Yu1, Soon Ho Um1, Cheol Young Kim1, Sung Bum Cho2, Nam Hee Won3
Journal of Liver Cancer 2004;4(1):29-32
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2004
1Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Pathology, Korea University College of Medicine Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Soon Ho Um,
Email: umsh@korea.ac.kr
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Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization(TACE) is an effective treatment method in the management of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma. The effectiveness of TACE, however, is decreased, when arterioportal shunt is present, since embolic and chemotherapeutic agents are diverted from the tumor to the normal parenchyma through branches of the portal vein. In such case, TACE may not only be ineffective, but also cause hepatic infarction followed by hepatic failure. We report a case of hepatocellular carcinoma with arterioportal shunt, successfully treated by TACE.


JLC : Journal of Liver Cancer