Chapter 12. Internal Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Ahsun Riaz MD1,
  2. Laura Kulik MD Assistant Professor2,
  3. Michael Abecassis MD Professor3 and
  4. Riad Salem MD, MBA Professor1

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch12

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Riaz, A., Kulik, L., Abecassis, M. and Salem, R. (2010) Internal Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • internal radiation therapy for liver tumors;
  • interventional oncology, established role in liver tumor management;
  • Yttrium-90 microspheres;
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance;
  • Technetium-99-labeled macroaggregated albumin (99 Tc-MAA);
  • iodine-131 labeled iodized oil (lipiodol);
  • Milican/holmium-166 microspheres (HoMS);
  • radioembolization in primary liver tumor management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Vascular anatomy of the liver and its tumors

  • History of internal radiation

  • Yttrium-90 microspheres

  • Other radionuclides

  • Complications of internal radiation

  • Role of radioembolization in the management of primary liver tumors

  • Role of radioembolization in the management of secondary liver tumors

  • References

  • Conclusion

  • Self-assessment questions

  • Self-assessment answers