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Pyrexia After Tumor Embolization: Infection Versus Post-embolization Syndrome

  • Robert P. Allison
  • Anna Maria Belli
  • Joo-Young Chun
  • Raymond Chung
  • Raj Das
  • Andrew England
  • Karen Flood
  • Marie-France Giroux
  • Richard G. McWilliams
  • Robert Morgan
  • Nik Papadakos
  • Jai V. Patel
  • Raf Patel
  • Uday Patel
  • Lakshmi Ratnam
  • Reddi Prasad Yadavali
  • John Rose
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Abstract

This case describes the development and treatment of an abscess following embolization of a neuroendrocrine tumor metastasis within the liver. The features of abscess formation and post-embolization syndrome are discussed along with treatment strategies.

Keywords

Embolization Complications Post-embolization syndrome Abscess 

Further Reading

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  3. Mezhir J, Fong Y, et al. Pyogenic abscess after hepatic artery embolisation: a rare but potentially lethal complication. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011;22:177–82.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Stewart MJ, Warbey VS, et al. Neuroendocrine tumours: role of interventional radiology in therapy. Radiographics. 2008;28:1131–45.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. Allison
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Belli
    • 2
  • Joo-Young Chun
    • 3
  • Raymond Chung
    • 3
  • Raj Das
    • 3
  • Andrew England
    • 4
  • Karen Flood
    • 5
  • Marie-France Giroux
    • 6
  • Richard G. McWilliams
    • 7
  • Robert Morgan
    • 3
  • Nik Papadakos
    • 3
  • Jai V. Patel
    • 8
  • Raf Patel
    • 8
  • Uday Patel
    • 9
  • Lakshmi Ratnam
    • 10
  • Reddi Prasad Yadavali
    • 11
  • John Rose
    • 12
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospitals SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. George’s Hospital and Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySt. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of RadiographyUniversity of SalfordManchesterUK
  5. 5.Department of Vascular RadiologyLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyCHUM-Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de MontréalMontrealCanada
  7. 7.Department of RadiologyRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK
  8. 8.Department of RadiologyThe Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  9. 9.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySt. George’s Hospital and Medical SchoolLondonUK
  10. 10.Department of RadiologySt. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  11. 11.Department of RadiologyAberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK
  12. 12.Department of Interventional RadiologyFreeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS TrustNewcastle upon TyneUK

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