Complications and Side Effects

  • R. T. Hoffmann
  • Lourdes Diaz-Dorronsoro
  • José I. Bilbao
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


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.


Bile Duct Gall Bladder Bile Duct Injury Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cystic Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Lourdes Diaz-Dorronsoro
    • 1
  • José I. Bilbao
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital DresdenDresdenGermany

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