Chapter 13. Transarterial Embolization for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Jordi Bruix MD Senior Consultant,
  2. Carmen Ayuso MD Senior Consultant and
  3. Maria I. Real MD

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch13

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bruix, J., Ayuso, C. and Real, M. I. (2010) Transarterial Embolization for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 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.ch13

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Barcelona-Clinic-Liver-Cancer (BCLC) Group, Liver Unit and Radiology Department, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Institut d' Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi, i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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:

  • transarterial embolization for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) - associated with neoangiogenic activity;
  • role of transarterial embolization (TAE) in management of patients with HCC;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma and role of transarterial chemoembolization;
  • hepatic artery blood flow - obstructed by surgical ligation or injections;
  • therapeutic efficacy of transarterial (chemo)embolization;
  • large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) located in left hepatic lobe;
  • drug-eluting beads (DEB);
  • therapeutic efficacy of TACE

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Therapeutic strategy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and role of transarterial chemoembolization

  • Techniques to obstruct the hepatic artery blood flow

  • Therapeutic efficacy of transarterial (chemo)embolization: impact on tumor progression and survival

  • Transarterial embolization as coadjuvant treatment prior to resection and transplantation

  • Conclusion

  • Self-assessment questions

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers