Catheter placement in the right gastroepiploic artery without fixation using a W spiral catheter for implantable reservoir therapy of malignant liver tumors

Tsuyoshi Tajima, Toshiro Kuroiwa, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Kenji Kawamoto

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Abstract

Intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy using a percutaneously implanted port-catheter system was performed in 21 patients with liver tumors. We developed a new procedure, the gastroepiploic method, using a W Spiral Catheter without enibolization around/within the catheter and embolization for the right gastroepiploic artery distal to the catheter tip. After embolizing the gastroduodenal arterial branches, right gastric artery, or aberrant hepatic arteries, we mainly inserted the catheter tip into the right gastroepiploic artery. There were no complications such as peptic ulcer, hepatic artery obstruction, or catheter dislocation (observation time, 5.3 months). This method seemed to be feasible for implantable reservoir therapy of patients with malignant liver tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Acta Radiologica
Volume62
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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