CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 479–481

Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Tumor Seeding in the Chest Wall After Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Toshiya Shibata
  • Toyomichi Shibata
  • Yoji Maetani
  • Takeshi Kubo
  • Naoshi Nishida
  • Kyo Itoh
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-004-0107-4

Cite this article as:
Shibata, T., Shibata, T., Maetani, Y. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2006) 29: 479. doi:10.1007/s00270-004-0107-4

Abstract

Tumor seeding in the chest wall was depicted at follow-up CT obtained 9 months after radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Transcatheter arterial embolization was successfully performed, injecting emulsion of 10 mg of epirubicin and 1 ml of iodized oil followed by gelatin sponge particles via the microcatheter placed in the right eleventh intercostal artery. The patient died of tumor growth in the liver one year after the embolization, but no progression of the tumor seeding was noted during the follow-up period. We conclude that transcatheter arterial embolization was effective for the control of tumor seeding after radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Keywords

Liver tumor, therapyRadiofrequency ablationHepatocellular carcinomaTumor seeding

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiya Shibata
    • 1
  • Toyomichi Shibata
    • 1
  • Yoji Maetani
    • 1
  • Takeshi Kubo
    • 1
  • Naoshi Nishida
    • 2
  • Kyo Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear MedicineKyoto University Graduate School of MedicineSakyokuJapan
  2. 2.EndocrinologyKyoto University Graduate School of MedicineSakyokuJapan