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Vol. 58, No. 2, 1997
Issue release date: 1997
Section title: Original Paper
Digestion 1997;58:189–195
(DOI:10.1159/000201443)

Acute Hepatic Failure following Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Katsushima S.a · Inokuma T.a · Oi H.b · Okamura J.c · Higashi T.d · Takeuchi R.d · Hidaka A.d · Shigeno C.d · Iida Y.a · Konishi J.d
aFirst Department of Internal Medicine, bDepartment of Radiology, and cDepartment of Surgery, Osaka Teishin Hospital, Osaka, and dDepartment of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: June 23, 1995
Accepted: April 10, 1996
Published online: February 05, 2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0012-2823 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9867 (Online)

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Abstract

We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate the risk factors associated with the occurrence of acute hepatic failure following transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for hepatocellular carcinoma. From 1984 to 1993 we performed a total of 623 embolization procedures in 369 patients with both hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease. Within 2 weeks after TAE, 13 patients (2.1%) experienced hepatic failure as characterized by a rapid increase in serum bilirubin levels and the development of hepatic encephalopathy of grade 2 or higher. These results indicated that the following are risk factors for acute hepatic failure after TAE: poor hepatic functional reserve; high-dose infusion of chemotherapeutic agents, and a history of multiple embolization procedures.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: June 23, 1995
Accepted: April 10, 1996
Published online: February 05, 2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0012-2823 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9867 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DIG


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