Superselective Internal Radiation With Yttrium-90 Microspheres in the Management of a Chemorefractory Testicular Liver Metastasis
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We treated a patient with biopsy-proven, chemotherapy-resistant testicular cancer liver metastasis using Y-90 selective internal radiation treatment. We chose yttrium-90 rather than surgery and ablation due to tumor location and size as well as the patient’s clinical history. The result was marked tumor response by positron emission tomography and computed tomography as well as significant improvement of the patient’s quality of life accompanied by a substantial decrease of his tumor markers.
KeywordsInterventional Oncology Intraarterial Radioembolization Hepatic Urogenital Neoplasm
Conflict of interest
We have no personal or financial conflict of interest. All authors, with the exception of C. S., have not entered into any agreement that could interfere with our access to the data on the research or with our ability to analyze the data independently or to prepare manuscripts and to publish them. C. S. receives research grant support and is a paid consultant for Sirtex Medical, Inc.
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