Complications and Side Effects
Radioembolization represents an effective tool for the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors. Adequate use of this therapy requires knowledge and a multidisciplinary effort in order to obtain optimal results and avoid therapy-specific complications. A great deal of research has been undertaken in order to understand the angiographic, technical, and safety aspects concerning liver radioembolization. The most common complications of radioembolization include non-target radiation (pancreatitis, GI ulcers, cholecystitis), radiation pneumonitis, radiation-induced liver disease (radiation hepatitis), and biliary complications.
KeywordsBile Duct Gall Bladder Bile Duct Injury Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cystic Artery
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