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Deep lingual arterial chemoembolization of tongue carcinoma with microcapsuled anticancer drug



Microcapsule chemoembolism is a promising treatment of tumors. We describe a deep lingual arterial embolization of tongue carcinoma with microcapsuled carboplatinum.


Lingual artery cast specimens from cadavers were microscopically examined, and 78 patients with tongue cancer were recruited and treated with the deep lingual arterial embolization therapy.


Microcapsule embolism occurred approximately at the fifth or sixth level of the deep lingual artery branches. The five-year survival rate was 88.5% (69 out of 78), and the ten-year survival rate 52.6% (41 out of 78).


The deep lingual arterial embolization of tongue carcinoma with microcapsuled carboplatinum is an effective therapy to treat carcinoma in mid-margin or mid-body of the tongue.

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He, H., Huang, Jq., Ping, Fy. et al. Deep lingual arterial chemoembolization of tongue carcinoma with microcapsuled anticancer drug. J. Zhejiang Univ. - Sci. B 8, 704–708 (2007).

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Key words

  • Tongue carcinoma
  • Artery cast
  • Arterial chemoembolization
  • Deep lingual arterial embolization
  • Anticancer drug
  • Carboplatinum

CLC number

  • R739.8